Associate Professor of literature at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). He holds a PhD in Catalan Language and Literature from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1999), and a degree in Arts from the same university.

Research interests: Literature, cultural sociology, space, and identity. Contemporary Catalan literature. Catalan studies. Barcelona.

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 projects “Maping Hispanic Modernity. Cross-border Literary Networks and Cultural Mediators, 1908-1939″ (FFI2016-76055-P) and “Regionalismo en Cataluña bajo el régimen franquista: discursos y prácticas” (HAR2017-87957-P).

Founding member of the International Society for Polysystem Studies (ISPS).

Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Humanities, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (1998-2018), where he was in charge of starting up (2000-2004) the Catalan literature website Lletra. Assistant and Adjunct Lecturer in the Humanities Department at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1993-1998).

Visiting Scholar at Duke University (1996) and Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia (2007), Brown University (2011), Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (2012), and Trinity College, Hartford (2018). He has also stayed 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 University of Chicago (2017).

He was the Director of Institució de les Lletres Catalanes (2004-2006).

Jaume Subirana Ortín
Associate Professor
Departament d’Humanitats
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
C. Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
08005 Barcelona