Luisa Juárez: Jewish Writers and Holocaust Studies from a Multicultural Point of View
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why is the University of Alcalá de Henares an especially interesting place for foreign students who want to spend a year or semester studying abroad?
Luisa Juárez is a Professor at the University of Alcalá de Henares, a town 22 miles from Madrid. Alcalá is the birthplace of Cervantes, and the original university buildings date back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Today, the University of Alcalá is a modern institution, and acknowledged as a model to be imitated in Europe and America. In addition to classical humanistic studies and the social sciences, the University of Alcalá has incorporated the most modern qualifications in all scientific fields, with classes offered on three different campuses.
Dr. Juárez earned her PhD in English Philology from the University of Madrid, and in Alcalá she teaches courses in the History, Culture and Literature of English-speaking countries. She is also a researcher at the University’s Franklin Institute of North American Studies, where her course on Multiculturalism includes topics related to Jewish-American writers, Holocaust representation and commemoration, and the subject of memory and trauma, within the area of cultural studies.