I am a postdoctoral researcher and a lecturer in the Department of Catalan Philology and General Linguistics at the Universitat de Barcelona, and I teach an introductory course on European literature in the Middle Ages at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Furthermore, I am a member of the Institute for Research on Medieval Cultures (IRCVM).
Although I am specialized in medieval Catalan literature, I also engage with reviewing the latest literary publications and I am the author of a fiction book entitled Glopades de riu, which was published in 2015 by Voliana Edicions. When I came back from the United States, I taught creative writing courses at the prestigious Escola d’Escriptura de l’Ateneu Barcelonès, and I was a tutor and a teacher in high school.
I am currently preparing the first philological edition of the Catalan medieval translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses by Francesc Alegre, together with the commentaries of the myths written by the same author. The study I undertook focuses on identifying the sources of the Catalan version and contextualizing it in relation to the commentaries and vernacular translations of the Latin poem that circulated in Europe in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. I have organized a symposium at Harvard and an international conference at the University of Bristol on this topic. In addition, I am finishing up a digital database about Catalan sentimental romances from the second half of the fifteenth century.
I have international experience as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of the Classics at Harvard for two years (2014-2016). I also did a predoctoral research stay at The Warburg Institute in London (2011-2012). Moreover, I have leaded some global initiatives. I am the director of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Magic in the Middle Ages, offered in Coursera since 2015, which counts with more than 20,000 students per edition. I also directed the branch in Philology of the International Mentor Program USA/Europe-Spain (IMP), a program of IMFAHE (Boston, USA). During my PhD, I cofounded the graduate students’ association ARDIT with the aim of promoting the research of young medievalists, transferring this knowledge to society and establishing an interdisciplinary network devoted to the study of the Middle Ages.