Marta Segarra

 CCCB, 2018. Author: Miquel Taverna

Curator of the exhibition "Coreographies of genre"

Professor of French Literature and Gender studies at the University of Barcelona (UB), Marta Segarra is also research director at the Laboratoire d’Études de genre et de sexualité-LEGS, of the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique in France. She is co-founder of the Center for Women and Literature: Gender, Sexualities and Cultural Criticism at the UB and also of the Women, Development and Cultures UNESCO Chair at this university. She was previously guest professor at the Centre d’Études féminines et d’études de genre of the University Paris 8 (Vincennes), at the Collège international de Philosophie (Paris), Cornell University, the University of California-Berkeley, and other centres.

Her research is mainly in the fields of gender studies and sexuality, biopolitics and posthumanism, and cultural studies (literature, cinema, theatre). She has published several books in these areas, among them Teoría de los cuerpos agujereados (Theory of Holey Bodies, 2014 – Melusina), L’habitació, la casa, el carrer (Room, House, Street, Breus CCCB, 2014), and Escriure el desig. De La Celestina a Maria-Mercè Marçal (Writing Desire: From La Celestina to Maria-Mercè Marçal – Afers, 2013). She has edited several jointly-authored volumes, including Représentation et non-représentation des Roms en Espagne et en France (with Éric Fassin, 2018), Differences in Common: Gender, Vulnerability and Community (with Joana Sabadell-Nieto – Brill, 2014), and Thinking (of) Animals after Derrida (with Anne E. Berger – Rodopi, 2010), as well as being director of the “Mujeres y Culturas” (Women and Cultures) collection of Icaria Editorial. Marta Segarra was awarded the 2009 ICREA Acadèmia prize for Research Excellence in Catalonia.

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