What did I study

 

I earned my BA in Philosophy and Education by the University of Salamanca in 1996. This very year I received the Spanish National Award of Completion of Studies, an award that honored me as one of the three Spanish students with a best academic performance in Philosophy by the time of completion of my undergraduate period. During my last year as an undergraduate, I enjoyed a senior’s scholarship by the Basque Government

I did my graduate studies at the University of Salamanca as well, thanks to a doctoral scholarship of that university (1997-2001) and a grant awarded by the Foundation Caja Madrid (2001). In those years I received a MPhil degree in Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Science (June 2000) and another MPhil degree in History and Philosophy of Law and Moral and Political Philosophy (September 2000)

I also became a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Salamanca in 2002, and I was awarded the Extraordinary Doctorate Award of that year with my thesis Normativity, interpretation and praxis: Wittgenstein in a hermeneutical-nihilistic turn

My whereabouts around the world

 

I have worked as a Visiting Professor, Visiting Fellow and Scholar in several universities around the world:

I developed a research stay, in the summer of 2010 and 2011, at the branch that the newly-founded Euro-Mediterranean University Institute has on the island of Malta.

During the summer of 2008 I was a Lonergan Post-Doctoral Fellow at Boston College

In Rome, for seven summer weeks of 2007, I enjoyed a research stay under the direction of Prof. Sebastiano Maffettone in the Faculty of Political Science of the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali “Guido Carli” (Luiss), where I also had some lectures

I was a research scholar in the State University of New York during the summer of 2006

In the summer of 2005 I was a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Government and at the Faculty of International Relations, as well as at the School of Human Sciences, of the Universidad Colegio Mayor Nuestra Señora del Rosario, in Bogota (Colombia)

I was a Post-doctoral Fellow for two years (2002-04) at the Università degli Studi di Torino (Turin, Italy), under the direction of Prof. Gianni Vattimo

In my period as a doctoral scholar at the University of Salamanca (1997-2002), I had a long research stay also at the Università degli Studi di Torino (and under the direction of Prof. Gianni Vattimo as well).

Under this very program of research stays, I had the chance of spending the summer of 1999 at the Centre Européen pour l’Étude de l’Argumentation of the Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium), where I was supervised by Prof. Michel Meyer

The AECI gave me the chance of working during the summer of 1998 as a professor and researcher at the Seminar on Epistemology and Applied Logic of the Faculty of Philosophy and the Humanities at the Universidad Colegio Mayor Nuestra Señora del Rosario, in Bogota (Colombia)

My doctoral studies started in the year 1996-97 at Wien Universität in Vienna (Austria), thanks to a scholarship by the Austrian Government that allowed me to study the influence of Ludwig Wittgenstein on Continental Philosophy

The AECI appointed me as a professor and research scholar during the summer (austral winter) of 1996 at the Faculty of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Health of the Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina). I had also the chance of giving some lectures at the Faculty of Education of the Universidad Católica de Santiago del Estero

When I was still an undergraduate, I studied with an Erasmus scholarship during the school year 1994-95 at the Università di Roma II “Tor Vergata”, where I had the luck of meeting Prof. Mario Perniola, with whom I still cooperate

I was also a professor for two years (2004-06) at the School of Communications of the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, and did some replacements (in 2000) at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Universidad de Salamanca

As a professor and as a coordinator for graduate courses, I have been working from 2003 on at the master and doctorate programs of the Theoria Research Group at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid

My research projects

 

Between January 2008 and December 2009 I was the research director of the project New Paradigms of Interactivity: How the Emergence of Interactive Audiovisual Media is influencing Today’s Culture Divulgation, University Education and Media Ethics, financed by the Regional Government of Castile and Leon. Our purpose in this research was to apply some of the ideas of Slavoj Zizek and Robert Pfaller to the way that cultural managers use audiovisual media in places like museums, universities and deontological committees

Between May 2008 and May 2009 I worked for the project A Strategy on Audiovisual Alphabetization with YouTube, financed by the Audiovisual Council of Catalonia and under the direction of Prof. Carmen Echazarreta Soler (University of Gerona). This was the first project that we undertook from the  Research Group for the Analysis of Video Displays and its Reception (ARPA). And one of its most relevant results was the internet platform Entutv, a place where we try to exhibit (in Catalan and Spanish) the results of the above cited research project

In past years I was engaged in other research projects, like Science, Philosophy and Religion in 20th Century Spanish Thought (Caja Duero-Pontifical University of Salamanca, 2005-06); and I also worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in A Topology of Contemporary Thought: Polemics and Convergences in Current Philosophical Trends (Ministry of Science and Technology, 2002-05)

Other research groups to which I belong are: Theoria – Critical Project of Social Sciences, research group of the Autonomous Government of Madrid (research director: R. Reyes, University Complutense of Madrid); and, in relation with that same group, the Instituto Complutense EMUI (Euromediterranean University Institute), at the University Complutense of Madrid.

My projects of teaching innovation

I have directed the project on teaching innovation Learning across generations: an experience on intergenerational integration through the use of audiovisual communication in ethical debates, a project with already two editions (2016-17 and 2017-18), funded by the Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes.

As a participant, I have been engaged at the Pilot Project for the Adaptation of Current Courses in the Communications School of the Pontifical University of Salamanca to the New European Space of Higher Education (Regional Government of Castile and Leon, 2005-06).

Lectures given around the world

Abroad

 

Facultatea de Horticultură at the Universitatea de Ştiinţe Agronomice şi Medicină Veterinară (Bucarest, Romania)

Facoltà di Scienze de la Comunicazione at the Università degli Studi di Teramo (Teramo, Italy)

Facoltà di Scienze Politiche at the Università degli Studi di Teramo (Teramo, Italy)

Institut za Filozofiju i Društvenu Teoriju at the Univerzitet u Beogradu (Belgrade, Serbia).

Departamento de História, Filosofia e Ciências Sociais at the Universidade dos Açores (Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal)

Centro Studi e Documentazione “Linguaggio e pensiero” (CELP) at the Università di Roma II “Tor Vergata” (Rome, Italy)

Anacortes High School in Anacortes (Washington, United States of America)

Faculté de Droit et Sciences Politiques at Université de Toulouse 1 Capitole (Toulouse, France)

Institut for Engelsk, Germansk og Romansk (Department of English, German and Romanic Studies) at Københavns Universitet (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Wydział Zarządzania (Faculty of Management) of the Uniwersytet Gdański (University of Gdansk, Poland)

Sharjah Hall of the University of Khartoum (Sudan)

Facoltà di Scienze della Comunicazione at Università La Sapienza (Roma, Italia)

Department of European Languages at Aberystwyth University (Wales, United Kingdom)

Instituto de Estudos Jornalísticos of the Facultade de Letras at Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)

Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico D.F.)

Centro di Ricerca e Studi sui Diritti Umani (CERSDU) at Libera Università degli Studi Sociali (Rome, Italy)

Facultades de Ciencia Política y de Gobierno and Relaciones Internacionales of the Universidad Colegio Mayor Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Bogota, Colombia)

Escuela de Ciencias Humanas at Universidad Colegio Mayor Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Bogota, Colombia)

Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Humanas at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Peru)

Centro Cultural de España (Lima, Peru) Collegio Universitario “Renato Einaudi” of the Università degli Studi di Torino (Turin, Italy)

Seminar “Enrique Dussels Ethik der Befreiung” at Wien Universität (Vienna, Austria)

Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación of Universidad Católica de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)

Departamento de Filosofía at the Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)

In Spanish universities

 

Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, in Valencia.

Facultat de Turisme at Universitat de Girona

Facultat de Lletres at Universitat de Girona

Facultad de Economía y Empresa at Universidad de Salamanca

Instituto Superior de Filosofía of Valladolid

Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Valladolid

Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología at Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Centro Asociado de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Palencia

Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid

Facultad de Filosofía at Universidad de Oviedo

Facultad de Filosofía at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED, Madrid)

Centro de Estudios Brasileños at Universidad de Salamanca

Colegio de Oviedo at Universidad de Salamanca

Seminar on Ethics at Universidad Europea de Madrid

EUxIN (European Union Cross Identity Network) at the Universidad de Salamanca

Seminario Permanente de Investigación “Pólemos” of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED, Madrid)

Facultad de Ciencias Humanas y de la Información at Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes

Seminar on Contemporary Society and Culture at Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes

Outreach Program for Senior Citizens by the Junta de Castilla y León in the towns of Medina del Campo and Medina de Rioseco (Valladolid)

Fundación Cultural Santa Teresa at the Centro Asociado de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED, Avila)

In other Spanish institutions

 

Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Veterinarios de Cáceres

Encuentro Madrid (Madrid)

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español Patio Herreriano (Valladolid)

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente (Segovia)

Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid

Librería La Central de El Raval (Barcelona)

Ateneo de Madrid

Casa Revilla, Ateneo de Valladolid

Fundación Progreso y Democracia (Madrid)

De Pablo Consultores (Salamanca)

Biblioteca Pública “Manuel Alvar” (Madrid)

Biblioteca Pública “Retiro” (Madrid)

Ayuntamiento de La Seca (Valladolid)

Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (Salamanca)

Coco Café (Valladolid)

Conferences and other academic meetings that I have (co-)organized

 

I coordinated the panel on Media Ethics at the 18th Conference of the Spanish Association of Ethics and Political Philosophy «Public Challenges, at the University of Cordoba (January 2016)

I was part of the Organizing Board of the Fist International Conference on the Vega Bull and Popular Tauromachy, celebrated at the Houses of the Tordesillas Treaty, Valladolid (September 2014), and of the Second International Conference on the Vega Bull and Popular Tauromachy, celebrated at the Houses of the Tordesillas Treaty and at the Town Council of Tordesillas, Valladolid (September 2015).

I belonged to the Scientific Board of the 1st Symposium of Editors in Hispanic and American Studies, at the University Jaume I of Castellon (April 2010), and of the 2nd Symposium of Editors in Hispanic and American Studies, at the University of Cadiz (April 2012).

I coordinated the panel on Media Ethics at the 17th Conference on Ethics and Political Philosophy «Us and the others», celebrated at the University of the Basque Country of San Sebastian (June 2011).

At the Research Group for the Analysis of Video Displays and its Reception (ARPA) we have organized two international conferences on The construction of Gender in Television Fiction (September-October 2010) and on Gender Representation in 21st Century Advertising (May 2009), both celebrated at the University of Gerona. I was member of the Scientific Board of the first of them and of the the Organizing Board of the second one.

Between 2006 and 2008 I was appointed coordinator, with Joaquín Esteban, of the Seminar on Contemporary Society and Culture (Semsocu) at my university Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the “revolution” of May 68, I organized with Víctor del Río García a series of lectures under the title May 1968-2008. The revised revolution. They took place at the Spanish Contemporary Art Museum “Patio Herreriano” and were sponsored by my university in May 2008.

I was a member of the Scientific Committee of the 6th Symposium of the Journal “Diálogo Filosófico”: Science and Human Being, celebrated at the Pontifical University of Salamanca (October 2007).

I was, with V. Cazurro and Pedro Santa Brígida, the coordinator of the 1st Symposium on Audiovisual Regulation at the Miguel de Cervantes European University, in April 2007.

At the 15th Congress of the Spanish Association of Ethics and Political Philosophy «Tradition and Innovation in Ethics and Political Philosophy», celebrated at the UNED of Madrid in March 2007, I was the coordinator of the panel on Media Ethics.

I was appointed honorary president of the International Committee in Honor of Gianni Vattimo, at the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega University (Lima, Peru) in February 2007.

I belonged to the Organizing Committee and to the Scientific Committee of the 3rd International Symposium of the Institute of Iberian-American Thought «Hispanic Thinking in America: from the 16th to the 20th century» celebrated in the Pontifical University of Salamanca in October 2006.

At the Communications School of the Pontifical University of Salamanca I was the founder of the Lectures Series Ethics and Communications. I was as well the coordinator, with M.E. Polo, of its first two editions, in April-May 2005 and May 2006.

Under the direction of Prof. José Antonio Fernández Delgado, I had the chance of coordinating with Gorka Fernández Villarón in October 2003 at the University of Salamanca the Symposium «European Cultural Identity in Multicultural Europe», seminar belonging to the EUxIN (European Union Cross Identity Network (a network of the universities of Salamanca, Heidelberg, Bologna, Louvain-la-Neuve and Montpellier).

I was appointed chairman of the afternoon session on October 12, 2000, at the International Conference Bach 2000: Music between Virgin Forest and Knowledge Society, organized by the Compostela Group of Universities and the Masaryk University of Brno (Czech Republic) in the Sudeten German Music Institute in Regensburg (Germany).

Academic conferences in which I have taken part

At the small blog included in this website you may read about all the contributions that I have made to several conferences, symposia and other kinds of academic meetings from 2010 till today.

A complete list of all those contributions (up to 102 as of October 2016) may be checked out here (in Spanish).

Graduation thesis that I have supervised

 

Advertising and Transmission of  Capitalist Ideology, by Maitena Fonseca Rodero (Advertising and Public Relations, March 2016).

Leadership Assessment of Spanish Politicians in 2015 through Non Verbal Communication and Neurmarketing Techniques, by Carlos Agúndez Diez (Advertising and Public Relations, March 2016).

The Construction of the Public Image of Enrique Peña Nieto as a Candidate to the Presidency of the Republic of Mexico, by Isabel Matellán Rodríguez (Advertising and Public Relations, November 2015).

Commnicating in Times of Crisis: The Ebola Case, by Carlos Martínez Rodríguez (Advertising and Public Relations, November 2015).

“Marca España” and the role of His Majesty the King Philip VI in its Promotion, by Alejandra Temprano Cobo (Journalism, October 2015). Published by the publishing house Ápeiron in 2016, into its colection Faber & Sapiens , n. 17.

The Future of Journalism: Analysis of Different Business Models Today, by Jaime Sánchez Nielfa (Journalism, March 2015).

Rumors in Spanish Sports Press: Case Study of the Newspaper Marca in a Month before the Elections of the President of the Real Madrid, by Sergio Calleja Gómez (Journalism, March 2015).

Presence and Influence of Margaret Thatcher in the Communications and Politics of David Cameron, by Paloma Dios Noguera (Journalism, October 2014).

Analysis of the Publicity of the Seminci Festival and Proposal of a New Campaign, by José Luis Munuera García (Advertising and Public Relations, March 2014).

Particracy: Criticisms and Proposals for a Reform of the Democratic Political System in Spain, by Tobías Antón Lazo (Audiovisual Communications, October 2013).

The audiovisual part of this work (the written complementary part is not available here) may be watched (in Spanish) here:

 

Public Relations as a Solution to National Political Problems: the Case of Indigenous Peoples in Colombia, by Noelia Arranz Rodríguez (Advertising and Public Relations, July 2013).

Covert Advertising in Local and Regional Press. Corporate News in Castile and Leon, by Ana Rodríguez Gutiérrez (Advertising and Public Relations, July 2013).

Ethics of the Social Networking Services: New challenges for Moral Reflection?, by Jesús Noguera Duque (Advertising and Public Relations, July 2012).

Advertising and Consumerism in a Postmodern Society: Ethical Analysis and Case Study, by María Serrano Calleja (Adverstising and Public Relations, July 2012).

People against Bullfighting, by Javier González Celay (Audiovisual Communications, July 2010).

Trailer of the audiovisual part of this work (a documentary of 80 minutes):

 

Mythoanalysis and Advertising. Theory and Case Studies, by Cristina Díaz Bajo (Advertising and Public Relations, July 2010).

Journalism Ethics, Celebrities Press and the Attitudes of Journalism Students to Both of Them, by Tamara García Moreno (Journalism, July 2010).

Soccer, Violence and the Press: A Study on the Uses of Aggressive Language by some Spanish Newspapers before the Final of the King’s Coup in 2009, by Juan Giles Mato (Journalism, February 2010).

Gervasio Sánchez: Social Photography at Forgotten Wars, by Gonzalo Gete Arroyo (Audiovisual Communications, September 2009).

Persuassion, Advertising, Teenagers and Television: An Ethical Comparative Analysis of the TV Commercials of a Thematic and a Generalist Channel in Spain, by Leticia Herrero Villagra (Advertising and Public Relations, July 2009).

Language and Politics: An Analysis of How the Two Main Political Parties in Spain Use Language when they Talk about ETA’s Terrorism, by Natalia Otero de Bustos (Journalism, July 2008).

Prejudices towards the Rural World in Advertising: A Study Case, by Enrique González Tamayo (Advertising and Public Relations, July 2008).

TV Discourse on Gender Violence: A Study Case on Two Reports, by Aranzazu Santiago Orueta (Journalism, September 2007).

Images of Sub-Saharan Africa in the Op-Eds of the Spanish Newspaper El País during 2006, by Beatriz Sanz Olandía (Journalism, July 2007).

Sensationalism in the News Programs of the Spanish TV Chanel Antena 3: A Week’s Study Case, by Laura Barros Vaca (Audiovisual Communications, July 2007).

Editorial boards to which I belong

 

I work as a correspondent in Spain for the Editorial Team of the academic journal Ágalma, Revista di Studi Culturali e di Estetica, published by the Cattedra di Estetica of the Department of Philosophical Research at the University of Rome 2 “Tor Vergata”.

I belong to the Advisory Board of the journal Artificium. Revista Iberoamericana de Estudios Culturales y Análisis Conceptual, published by the Shool of Humanities at the Nacional University of Salta (Argentina).

I am a member of the International Board of the philosophical journal Solar, published by the Cultural Center of Spain in Lima (Peru).

I belong to the Editorial Board of the philosophical journal Revista Hiperbórea, published in México D.F. by Napoleón Conde Gaxiola.

Blind peer reviewer for academic journals or scientific awards

 

Luis Díez del Corral Award to the best Ph.D. thesis in History of Political Ideas and Forms, Normative Political Theory and Political Philosophy, given by the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, called in 2016.

Ixtli: Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofía de la Educación, editada por la Asociación Latinoamericana de Filosofía de la Educación (ALFE).

Prolegomena: Journal of Philosophy, published by the Society for the Advancement of Philosophy and Centre of Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb (Croatia)

IB Journal of Teaching Practice, published by the International Baccalaureate (Geneva, Switzerland)

Revista de Filosofía, published by the Philosophy School at the University Complutense of Madrid

Revista Internacional de Sociología, published by the IESA (Advanced Social Studies Instite) of the CSIC (Spanish Council of Scientific Research, Spain).

Anuario Filosófico, published by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Navarre (Spain)

Zer. Revista de Estudios de Comunicación, published by the School of Social Sciences and Communications of the University of the Basque Country (Spain)

Comunicación y sociedad, published by the School of Communications at the University of Navarre (Spain)

Pensar la Publicidad. Revista Internacional de Investigaciones Publicitarias, jointly published by the University Complutense of Madrid and the University of Valladolid (Spain)

Lifelong learning

These are the main lifelong learning activities that I have done as a student and now as a professor. For a complete list of them (as of February 2017, in Spanish) you may check here .

 

Moral Foundations of Politics, by Prof. Ian Shapiro, University of Yale (USA)

Salamanca Social Science Festival 2011, organized by the Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada (Fedea) at Salamanca (Spain)

Il senso della fine / Le sens de la fin / The meaning of the end, directed by Prof. Paolo Fabbri & Mario Perniola, at the Centro Internazionale di Semiotica e Linguistica of the Università degli Studi di Urbino (Italy)

Embodied Prayer: the Experience of the Sacred through Ritual, Movement and Dance, by Prof. Robert VerEecke at the School of Theology and Ministry of the Boston College (USA)

Relativismo e universalismo, by Prof. Domenico Losurdo at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici in Naples (Italy)

European Immigration: Identity and Integration, by Prof. John Gray & Paul Kelly and organized by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) of London (United Kingdom)

Nietzsche y las máscaras de la cultura contemporánea, by Prof. Gianni Vattimo & Jesús Conill, at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Valencia (Spain)

Dalla filosofia morale all’etica applicata, by Prof. Victoria Camps at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici in Naples (Italy)

Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad, by Prof. Miguel Ángel Quintanilla Fisac, at the Summer University of Castile and Leon in Segovia (Spain)

Introducción a las corrientes de Epistemología Contemporánea, by Prof. Ernest Sosa, at the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain)

Dissertantenseminar, by Prof. Peter Kampits at the Institut für Philosophie of the Wien Universität in Vienna (Austria)

Elementos Básicos de la Epistemología de las Ciencias Exactas, by Prof. Evandro Agazzi at the Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)

Academic administration: current posts

Director of the Humanities Department at the European University Miguel de Cervantes (since June 2017).

Member of the Board for Gender Equality at the European University Miguel de Cervantes (since October 2016).

Member of the Board for Teaching Innovations at the European University Miguel de Cervantes (since May 2015).

Director of the Debating Society at the European University Miguel de Cervantes (since the schoolyear 2014-15).

Mentor for the 1st year students of Criminology at the European University Miguel de Cervantes.

Academic administration: previous posts

 

Mentor of 1st and 2nd year students of Audivisual Communications and 4th year students of Advertisement and Public Relations (schoolyear 2015-16), 1st year students of Criminology and Security (schoolyear 2012-13) and 4th year students of Advertisement and Public Relations and Audiovisual Communications (schoolyear 2011-12) at the European University Miguel de Cervantes.

Member of the Docentia Assessment Board of Teaching at the European University Miguel de Cervantes (schoolyear 2010-2011).

Director of the European University Miguel de Cervantes Press (October 2007-January 2011).

Erasmus coordinator at the School of Humanities and Communications of the European University Miguel de Cervantes (schoolyear 2006-2007).