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95 Juani Guerra

      Juani Guerra is Associate Professor at the Department of Modern Langages, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands since 1999. She holds a PhD in English and English Literary Studies and a Diploma of Advance Studies in Spanish Literature from University Complutense of Madrid, and a Master in Cognitive Neuroscience from University of La Laguna. Her research interests are Biopoetics, Cognition, Complex Dynamic Systems, Literature, Narrative, Story, Cognitive Semiotics, Neuroaesthetics, and Translation. In 2003 she created and directed the interuniversity Ph.D program New Cognitive Perspectives in the Study of Language, Literature and Translation. Dr. Guerra has been visiting scholar and lecturer at Oslo Univeristy (1986), University of Kent (1988), U. C. Berkeley (1996), Harvard University (2001), U. C. San Diego (2008), and in Denmark, Syddansk U. (2011) and Aarhus U. (2014). Since 2006 she is a Board Member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for the Study of the Short Story . Presently she directs a Research Group on Biopoetics, Cognitive Semiotics and Neuroesthetics at the Research Institute for Biomedical and Health Sciences (IUIBS) in Las Palmas. In order to strengthen relations between Sciences and Humanities, Juani Guerra coordinates the IUIBS-ULPGC Seminar Series on Transversal Thought and Cultural Health focused on social recovering from advanced interdisciplinary knowledge on the literary mind. She is also an active translator of novelists and short story writers in English. Since 1987 she has published her own literary work in Spanish Journals.