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Alejandro Prada Vázquez

Alejandro Prada Vázquez is a writer, journalist, and art historian. With a doctorate in art and musicological history, combined with graduate work in history and socio-cultural analysis, Alejandro Vázquez 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.

Lorena Rodríguez Álvarez

Lorena Rodríguez Álvarez, professor of Spanish as a Second Language at the University of Oviedo. Previous experience includes teaching in the Spanish Studies Department of Calvin College, at the Cervantès Institute of Gijón, and other institutions. Having completed an ABD in Spanish philology at the University of Oviedo, Lorena Álvarez is pursuing a doctorate on the acquisition of vocabulary in SLA.

Rubén Vega Garcia

Rubén Vega Garcia is a Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Oviedo. His 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 movements 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 international research group studying shipyards worldwide, and is also the director of the Oral Archives for the Social History of Asturias.

Lorena García Alonso

Lorena García Alonso, Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Oviedo, and Instructor in the Master’s of Maritime and Port Administration of the University of Maritime Studies at La Corogne. Specialist of Maritime Economics, Professor Alonso has published a number of articles in her field in international journals. She is a member of the research staff of of the Laboratory of Regional Economic Analysis of the University of Oviedo (REGIOlab) and is involved with various not-for-profits and professional organizations.
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