Jaume Subirana (Barcelona, 1963) holds a PhD in Catalan Language and Literature from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1999), and a degree in Arts from the same university. In 2008 he got the Research Accreditation by AQU [Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency].
He is Associate Professor of the Department of Arts and Humanities at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). At UOC, he participated as a lecturer in the start up of Catalan language and literature studies (1998-2000), and also was in charge of starting up (2000-2004) the Catalan literature website Lletra (lletra.uoc.edu).
He was the Director of Institució de les Lletres Catalanes (2004-2006).
Research interests: Cultural History, Literature, Space, and Identity. Contemporary Catalan literature. Catalan Studies.
He is a member and was a founder of the research group IdentiCat. Llengua, cultura i identitat en l’era global. He directed the research project “Functions of the Past in Contemporary Catalan Culture: Institutionalization, Representations, and Identity” (FFI2011-24751). Currently, he is one of the researchers at the ongoing project “Maping Hispanic Modernity. Cross-border Literary Networks and Cultural Mediators, 1908-1939” (FFI2016-76055-P).
He has also been Assistant and Adjunct Lecturer in the Humanities Department at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1993-1999), Visiting Scholar at Duke University (1996) and Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia (2007), Brown University (2011) and Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (2012).
He stayed for a semester as a researcher at the Unit of Culture Research of Tel Aviv University (2010, with Itamar Even-Zohar), and as a Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures of the Univeristy of Chicago (2017).