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HCIAS Professors and Personnel
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HCIAS Research Collaborators

HCIAS Professors and Personnel

Hector Alvarez

Dr. Héctor Álvarez Mella

Dr. Héctor Álvarez Mella studied Philosophy (MA) and Sociology of Science (MA) at the Universidad de Oviedo and Translation Studies (MA) at Heidelberg University. In 2020, he completed his Ph.D. at Heidelberg University with an interdisciplinary thesis on the function of language mediation in the internationalization of culture and trade. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the international research project Spanish in Europe and the Heidelberg Language and Cognition Lab (HULC Lab) and a visiting lecturer at the Universidad de Oviedo and the Universidad de Málaga. His research interests focus on the cultural and social scientific analysis of multilingualism, education, internationalization, and interculturality.

HCIAS Publications, research associate

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-19334
E-Mail: h.alvarez@uni-heidelberg.de


Soledad Álvarez Velasco

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Soledad Álvarez Velasco
HCIAS Junior Professor of “Migration and the Americas”
Affiliation: Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Institute of Geography

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-19327
E-Mail: soledad.alvarez@uni-heidelberg.de



Katrin Berty

Dr. Katrin Berty

Katrin Berty is an academically trained translator and received her PhD in Translation Studies from Heidelberg University's Faculty of Modern Languages. From 2005 until 2019, she was employed as an academic faculty member with the Institute for Translation and Interpreting. Her research and education interests include interlanguage communication and language and cultural mediation. Since 2011, she has worked to develop a regional focus on Ibero-America at Heidelberg University, having previously held the position of executive project manager for the earlier Ibero-America Center (IAZ).

HCIAS Managing Director

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-19332
E-Mail: katrin.berty@uni-heidelberg.de


Charlotte Blattner

Charlotte Blattner, M.A.
International Academic Programs, LGF Doctoral Fellow

E-Mail: charlotte.blattner@uni-heidelberg.de



Adriana Cruz Rubio

Dr. Adriana Cruz Rubio
International Academic Programs, Research Associate

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-19339
E-Mail: adriana.cruz@uni-heidelberg.de


Alejandro Ecker

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Alejandro Ecker
HCIAS Junior Professor of "Politics and Communication in Ibero-America"
Affiliation: Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-19333
E-Mail: alejandro.ecker@uni-heidelberg.de


Robert Folger Hcias

Prof. Dr. Robert Folger

Robert Folger holds a professorship in Romance Literature with the Department of Romance Studies. His research focuses primarily on the medieval and early modern literature and culture of Spain and Latin America, as well as the literature and cultures of Latin America from the 19th century until the present day. As a HCIAS joint professor, he builds a bridge to Ibero-American Literature and Cultural Studies, especially in the Focus 2.

HCIAS Joint Professor
Cooperation: Faculty of Modern Languages, Department of Romance Studies

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-2764
E-Mail: robert.folger@rose.uni-heidelberg.de


Sybille Grosse

Prof. Dr. Sybille Große

Sybille Große holds the professorship in Romance Linguistics with the Department of Romance Studies at Heidelberg University and is a joint professor at the HCIAS. She is an expert in the field of language history focusing on the discourse traditions and the standardization and evolution of romance languages. Her specialization in the Portuguese language's contact with other languages especially benefits Focus 3 of the HCIAS.

HCIAS Joint Professor
Cooperation: Faculty of Modern Languages, Department of Romance Studies

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-2747
E-Mail: sybille.grosse@rose.uni-heidelberg.de


Michael Imre

Michael Imre, M.A.
Research Associate, DFG Project Jun.-Prof. Dr. Alejandro Ecker

E-Mail: michael.imre@uni-heidelberg.de



Alejandra Irigoyen

Alejandra Irigoyen, M.Sc.
Research Associate, Project PCG - Interacting Actors in Polycentric Climate Governance, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Rosa Lehmann

E-Mail: alejandra.irigoyen@uni-heidelberg.de


Nikolas Jaspert

Prof. Dr. Nikolas Jaspert

Nikolas Jaspert holds the professorship in medieval history with the Heidelberg University Department of History. His research primarily focuses on the Mediterranean, transcultural relationships, and medieval language and literature of the Iberian Peninsula. As a HCIAS joint professor, he lends Focus 2 an invaluable historical and cultural perspective on Ibero-America.

HCIAS Joint Professor
Cooperation: Faculty of Philosophy, Department of History

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-2789
E-Mail: nikolas.jaspert@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de


Rosa Lehmann

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Rosa Lehmann
HCIAS Junior Professor of "Innovation and Sustainability in Ibero-America"
Affiliation: Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-19336
E-Mail: rosa.lehmann@uni-heidelberg.de


Oscar Loureda

Prof. Dr. Óscar Loureda
HCIAS Professor of "Ibero-American Linguistics, Communication and Translation Studies"
Affiliation: Faculty of Modern Languages

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-19335
E-Mail: oscar.loureda@uni-heidelberg.de


Daria Matrisciano

Daria Matrisciano
HCIAS Office

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-19330
E-Mail: daria.matrisciano@uni-heidelberg.de 


Moreno-fernandez Humboldt-stiftung Elbmotion

Prof. Dr. Francisco Moreno-Fernández
Alexander von Humboldt-Professor
HCIAS Professor of "Ibero-American Linguistic, Cultural and Social Studies"
Affiliation: Faculty of Modern Languages

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-19331
E-Mail: francisco.moreno@uni-heidelberg.de



Jun.-Prof. Dr. Pablo Porten-Cheé
HCIAS Junior Professor of "Communication Studies and Information Society in Ibero-America"
Affiliation: Faculty of Modern Languages

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-19337
E-Mail: pablo.porten-chee@uni-heidelberg.de


Ivan Regueiro Barreiro

Iván Regueiro Barreiro, B.A.
Instructor, Center for Galician Studies

E-Mail: ivan.regueiro@uni-heidelberg.de


Vanesa Rodriguez Tembras

Vanesa Rodríguez Tembrás, M.A.
Research associate, Center for Galician Studies

E-Mail: vanesa.rodriguez@uni-heidelberg.de


Martha Rudka

Martha Rudka, M.A.

Martha Rudka studied translation at Heidelberg University with a focus on German, Spanish, and English. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in the fields of information structure and experimental pragmatics at the Faculty of Modern Languages. She is a member of DPKog, a research group focusing on discourse particles and cognition, as well as the Heidelberg Language and Cognition Lab (HULC Lab).

HCIAS Academic Program Coordination

Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54-19334
E-Mail: martha.rudka@uni-heidelberg.de


HCIAS Doctoral Fellows


HCIAS Student Research Assistants

  • Andrés Anguiano, B.A.
  • Julia Bouquet, B.A.
  • Magnus Mangold
  • Óscar Martínez Coello
  • Mark Rebeck B.A.
  • Maren Röther
  • Daniela Saá Montalvo, M.A.
  • Ingrid Lorena Villate Moncaleano, B.A.
  • Jana Weckesser B.A.
  • Johanna Weisgerber


HCIAS Research Collaborators


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