Mònica Rius Piniés
UNESCO Chair Women, Development and Cultures
PI's research project Gender(s) and Language(s) in the Contemporary Arabness
Mònica RIUS PINIES is the director of the UNESCO Chair "Women, development and cultures", a member of ADHUC—Research Center for Theory, Gender and Sexuality at the Universitat de Barcelona, and associated professor Serra Húnter at the Area of Arab and Islamic Studies. Her research interests focus on contemporary Arabic literature, gender studies and the social history of science and medicine. She has examined the construction of new identities in Spain through literature written by writers of Maghreb origin and through orientalism in film. Moreover, she has studied popular al-Andalus astronomy and North Africa and the role of science in al-Andalus. She has published numerous articles in scientific journals, books and has given numerous guest lectures. She has been the president of the Societat Catalana d'Història de la Ciència (SCHCT), secretary of the Spanish Society of Arab Studies (SEEA), coordinator of the Master's Degree in Construction and Representation of Cultural Identities and director of the Arab and Islamic World Master's Degree, both at the University of Barcelona.
ADHUC—Centre de Recerca Teoria, Gènere, Sexualitat: investigadora / researcher (16/06/2016 -)
Càtedra UNESCO Dones, desenvolupament i cultures: investigadora / researcher (16/06/2016 -); directora / director (01/11/2018)