Diana Roig-Sanz, appointed as ICREA research professor 

25 January, 2021
Diana Roig-Sanz, new ICREA professor and Global Literary Studies (GlobaLS) research group leader

Researcher Diana Roig-Sanz, leader of the IN3’s Global Literary Studies (GlobaLS) group, has been made an ICREA senior research professor. The researcher adds this recognition to the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant she received in 2018 to develop her research on the impact of Ibero-American literary networks and their cultural mediators on the European and non-European social and cultural history of the first half of the 20th century.

Roig-Sanz is the leading researcher of the GlobaLS research group specialized in the study of literary history from a global perspective, including a research approach that looks at cross-border cultural and literary phenomena beyond the national framework. 

In this group, Diana Roig-Sanz coordinates the project “Social Networks of the Past: Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity, 1898-1959” (MapModern), whose goal is to counterargue the idea that modernity was built by a number of innovative centres that were then imitated by other peripheral centres. The project combines computational methods and quantitative and qualitative big data analysis, with input from cultural and literary history, and studies on the sociology of translation, gender issues and cinema.

Second ICREA professor at the IN3

Roig-Sanz is not the only ICREA research professor at the UOC. Jordi Cabot, lead researcher at the IN3’s Systems, Software and Models Research Lab (SOM Research Lab), has been one since 2015. His group focuses on software modelling as a basis for optimizing software development, maintenance and evolution processes.


ICREA is a foundation supported by the Catalan Government created to hire the most talented scientists and academics. The foundation currently employs more than 260 researchers in all fields of knowledge that perform their research in 48 different host institutions in Catalonia.

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