Institut Ramon LLull


Catalan abroad

Llengua i cultura al món

Visiting Professorships

In order to raise the visibility and prestige of studies and research into Catalan language and culture abroad, the Institut Ramon Llull promotes the creation of professorships and studies centres at universities of the highest international reputation, some with a long and solid history in the field of Catalan language and culture. The professorships and centres help to foster international dissemination of research in the Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines. They also facilitate the mobility of teachers from Catalan universities and all the other universities in the Institut Ramon Llull Network.


The Joan Coromines Visiting Chair of Catalan Studies was created in 2005. Led by Associate Professor Mario Santana, the Chair makes it possible to annually host a visiting professor to give a course aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, and to supplement the Minor in Catalan Studies offered by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures with academic and research activities.

Visiting Professors:

  • 2005-2006: Carme Riera (author)
  • 2006-2007: Alfred Bosch (Pompeu Fabra University)
  • 2007-2008: Amador Vega (Pompeu Fabra University)
  • 2008-2009: Joan Sanmarti-Grego (University of Barcelona)
  • 2009-2010: Vicente J. Benet Ferrando (Jaume I University)
  • 2009-2010: Josep Quer (Pompeu Fabra University)
  • 2010-2011: Amadeu Viana (University of Lleida)
  • 2011-2012: Emilio Ros-Fábregas (Spanish National Research Council  - CSIC)
  • 2012-2013: Montserrat Lunati (Cardiff University)
  • 2013-2014: Xavier Pla (University of Girona)
  • 2014-2015: Francesc Parcerisas (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  • 2015-2016: Dominic Keown (University of Cambridge)
  • 2016-2017: Núria Perpinyà (University of Lleida)
  • 2017-2018 Jaume Ayats (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


Since 2007, the Institut Ramon Llull and Stanford University have been cooperating to support Catalan Studies teaching and advanced research through the Juníper Serra Visiting Chair in Catalan Studies, which is led by Professor Joan R. Resina. The Chair annually hosts a visiting professor to give highly interdisciplinary courses aimed at undergraduate and graduate students across the university.

Visiting Professors:

  • 2008/2009: Jordi Balló (Pompeu Fabra University)
  • 2009/2010: Xavier Antich (University of Girona)
  • 2010/2011: Àngel Castiñeira (ESADE – Ramon Llull University)
  • 2011/2012: Margalida Pons (University of the Balearic Islands)
  • 2012/2013: Patrizio Rigobon (Ca’Foscari University of Venice)
  • 2013/2014: Simona Škrabec (Open University of Catalonia)
  • 2014/2015: Antoni Martí Monterde (University of Barcelona)
  • 2015/2016: Antoni Furió (University of Valencia)
  • 2016/2017: Salvador Cardús i Ros (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  • 2017-2018 Jordi Falgàs (director de la Fundació Rafael Masó de Girona)

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The Graduate Center at the City University of New York and the Institut Ramon Llull agreed to create the “Lull Chair” in Catalan Studies in 2003. Now called the “Mercè Rodoreda Chair”, every year it offers two Catalan-themed doctoral courses, one on literary studies and one on sociolinguistics, within the context of the Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages led by José del Valle.

Visiting Professors:

  • 2010:   Enric Bou (Brown University)
    Emili Boix (University of Barcelona)
  • 2011:   Enric Bou (Brown University)
  • 2012:   Brad Epps (Harvard University)
    Joan Pujolar (Open University of Catalonia)
  • 2013:   Jaume-Martí Olivella (University of New Hampshire)
    Xavier Vila (University of Barcelona)
  • 2014:   Nora Catelli (University of Barcelona)
  • 2015:   Joan Ramon Resina (Stanford University)
    Antoni Mollà (University of Valencia)
  • 2016:   Mario Santana (University of Chicago)
    Kathryn Woolard (University of California, San Diego)
  • 2017:   Sharon Feldman (University of Richmond
    Llorenç Comajoan (University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia)
  • 2018: Marta Segarra (Universitat de Barcelona)



The Chair in Catalan Culture at the University of Havana is hosted by the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Letters. The Chair was founded in 2003 by way of an agreement between the University of Havana and the Institut Ramon Llull. Since then, it has offered Catalan language and culture courses, fostered academic and cultural activities and promoted several publications.


Created in 2017 within the context of the Government of the Balearic Islands’ re-entry into the Institut Ramon Llull, the Chair intends to host a visiting professor to give courses aimed at undergraduate and graduate students (to master’s level) in areas such as sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, translation and interpreting, and to organise an annual symposium or other academic activities. The Chair’s courses form part of the educational programme offered by the Institute of Applied Linguistics and Translatology at Leipzig University, which is led by Professor Carsten Sinner

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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