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The Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies · HCIAS is a central research institution of Heidelberg University focusing on the further development of interdisciplinary research, teaching, and knowledge transfer on, with, and in Ibero-America. The HCIAS is strategically directed in these three spheres of activity by its board of directors, which is supported by its executive management team. Forming the board of directors are the professors and joint professors of the HCIAS. Their diverse professional backgrounds mirror the interdisciplinary collaboration intrinsic to the HCIAS.

HCIAS Board of Directors

Robert Folger Hcias

Prof. Dr. Francisco Moreno-Fernández
Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
HCIAS Director

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Francisco Moreno-Fernández holds an Alexander von Humboldt professorship for Ibero-American Linguistic, Cultural, and Social Studies at the Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies. He is currently leading the development of a transversal research program in the field of Ibero-American Studies, which is concentrated on the guiding theme of "Spaces and Dynamics" within three focus areas. His research at the HCIAS focuses primarily on Focus 3 of sociolinguistic dynamics and geographically based linguistic developments of the Spanish language in Europe and the Americas.

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Oscar Loureda

Prof. Dr. Óscar Loureda
HCIAS Professor
HCIAS Deputy Director

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Óscar Loureda holds a professorship in Ibero-American Linguistics, Communication and Translation Studies at the Heidelberg University. His research focuses on the linguistics of the Spanish language with emphases on text-level investigations and experimental pragmatics. At the HCIAS, he contributes to Focus 3 with his expertise in Spanish as migratory, heritage and foreign language. 

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Robert Folger Hcias

Prof. Dr. Robert Folger
HCIAS joint professor, Faculty of Modern Languages

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Robert Folger holds a professorship of 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.

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Sybille Grosse 2

Prof. Dr. Sybille Große
HCIAS joint professor, Faculty of Modern Languages

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Sybille Große holds the professorship for 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.

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Nikolas Jaspert 2

Prof. Dr. Nikolas Jaspert
HCIAS joint professor, Faculty of Philosophy

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Nikolas Jaspert holds the professorship for 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. 

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HCIAS Executive Management

Katrin Berty

Dr. Katrin Berty
HCIAS Research and Academic Program Manager
katrin.berty@uni-heidelberg.de
+49 (0)6221 54-19332

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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).

 

 

 

 

 

Martha Rudka

Martha Rudka, M.A.
HCIAS Research Program Support
martha.rudka@uni-heidelberg.de
+49 (0)6221 54-19330

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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)

 

 

 

 

 

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