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Alejandro Prada Vázquez

Holding a doctorate in art and musicological history, combined with graduate work in history and socio-cultural analysis, Alejandro Prada Vázquez is a writer, journalist, and art historian. Alejandro is currently conducting research in art history while also writing columns for the Spanish version of Huffington Post, El Pais, and other publications. In 2016 he won the University of Oviedo Literary Prize, and his first novel, Venus, was published in 2017.

Rubén Vega Garcia

Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Oviedo, Ruben Vega’s doctoral thesis examined industrial crisis and social unrest in Gijón (1975-1995). For the last twenty years Ruben Garcia has been conducting research on the Franco years and the democratic transition, along with research on the not-for-profit milieu, the culture of work and workers’ movements, social move- ments and the process of de-industrialization, taking a local and regional approach, resulting in several publications. From 1998 – 2003 he directed the Juan Muñiz Zapico Foundation, coordinating several research teams. Ruben Garcia is a member of an inter- national research group studying shipyards worldwide, and is also the director of the Oral Archives for the Social History of Asturias.

Natalia Quintana Fernandez

Holding degrees in Labor Relations and Theory, Natalia Quintana is also a certified coach for executive and stratgic roles, with twenty years experience consulting to businesses on human resource management and talent development. Natalia’s clientele is a reflection of the Asturian economy: local metallurgy firms, multinationals in heavy industry, technology firms and startups.
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