Kristian Pérez Zurutuza
EHU-UPV, UNED, SPAIN
I hold a Ph.D. in Philology and has first degrees in both English and Spanish Philologies from the Universidad de Deusto/University of Deusto and Universidad del País Vasco/University of the Basque Country, respectively. He has published a number of articles in academic and cultural journals on English and American Gothic literature and vampire personality construct, as well as on multilingual education, minority languages -Basque-, linguistic integration of migrants and language preservation; and he has also participated in various international conferences regarding both fields of research. His main area of literary study relates to Anglo-American Gothic literature, comparative literature, cultural anthropology of myth, and masculinity and racial studies. He has a secondary field of study related to multilingual education in traditional and online environments, minority languages —Basque—, and migrant’s linguistic integration. Along with his academic work, he has created and developed a historical memory project around the national and international —currently retired— migrant population in Beasain, Guipúzcoa; and in the creation of a literature and writer’s workshop in the same town, in which literary work and writer’s task are debated and taught to adolescents and adults. In his academic publications, he has explored the works of authors such as Horace Walpole, Charles Robert Maturin, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, or Bram Stoker, among others; analyzing the Gothic imagery, vampire characters, and gender and racial personality constructs. Regarding comparative literature, he has explored the literary and film renderings of Gothic and racial masculinity. He has also published literary criticism, poetry, novel, or essay, among others. He has created with Dr. Itziar Mujika Chao the Feminism and Gender Studies Workshop, in which they teach undergraduates and carry out research.