Juani Guerra

Juani Guerra [Juana Teresa Guerra de la Torre], is Associate Professor at the Department of Modern Philology, Translation and Interpreting, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, since 1999. She holds a PhD in English and a Diploma of Advance Studies in Spanish Literature from University Complutense of Madrid, and of Master Studies in Cognitive Neuroscience from University of La Laguna. Her research interests are Biopoetics, Cognitive Semiotics, Cognition, Culture, Dynamic Systems, Literature, Narrative, Story, Neuroaesthetics, Translation, and Educational Health. In 2003 she created and directed the interuniversity PhD program  New Cognitive Perspectives in the Study of Language, Literature and Translation. Dr. Guerra has been visiting scholar and lecturer at Oslo University (1986), University of Kent (1988), U. C. Berkeley (1996), Harvard University (2001) U. C. SanDiego (2008), and in Denmark, Syddansk U. (2011), U. Aarhus (2014). Presently she directs a Research Group on Biopoetics, Cognitive Semiotics and Neuroesthetics and the Laboratory of Cognition and Cultural Health at the Research Institute for Biomedical and Health Sciences (IUIBS) in Las Palmas. She is an active translator of English novelists and short story writers into Spanish. Since 1987 she has published her own literary work both in Spanish and English. She is a mother of two daughters, Claudia and Freiya.