Dr Alejandro Riberi

Role Lecturer in Latin American Studies, Cámara de Comercio de Madrid exam coordinator and Extension Requests Officer for Modern Languages

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education


+44 (0) 1482 465659

Dr Alejandro Riberi has taught language, philosophy and literature at several universities, including the University of Córdoba, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Goa (India), the University of Nottingham and the University of Leeds.

Holding a degree in law and having later moved into the field of philosophy, he obtained a degree of M.Litt. from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in Human Rights from the University of Bologna, Italy.

In 2000, he came to the UK where he completed his PhD at Nottingham. His thesis addressed epistemological aspects of Jorge Luis Borges’ narrative fiction.



Research Interests

  • Theory of fiction
  • Fantastic literature
  • Latin American popular culture
  • Spanish American literature
  • China-Latin America relationship

Research groups

  • Popular Cultures
  • Political and Cultural Encounters



El conocimiento de la realidad a través de la ficción – Una lectura epistemológica de Borges y Cortázar, Edition Tranvía - Verlag Walter Frey (2015);

Fictions as Cognitive Artefacts : The Case of Jorge Luis Borges’ ‘Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius , ISBNs, hard cover edition: 1-877354-26-0; electronic edition: 1-877354-27-9, Magnolia Press, Auckland, 2007.

Book chapters

‘Borges y la crítica del lenguaje de Fritz Mauthner’, Sin fronteras: Encuentros entre literatura, filosofía y artes visuales, Ed. By Rolando Pérez (Hunter College, CUNY), Editorial Juan de la Cuesta, Newark, DE, 2016. .
“Thinking the Unthought: Fiction and Worldmaking” in Writing Worlds: Models of World and Space in the Fantastic (Collective volume), Winter Verlag, Heidelberg, (ISBN 978-3-8253-6379-6), 2014.

'Hic Sunt Leones: Borges y la imaginaria compleción de los mapas', in Where is my Mind: Cognición, literatura y cine, Edit. Mike Wilson, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Editorial Cuarto Propio, Santiago, 2011.

Full list


Modules list

  • Society and Culture in the Hispanic World
  • Through Hispanic Eyes
  • European Popular Culture
  • Spanish in Practice - Commercial Spanish
  • Beginners and Improvers Spanish
  • Spanish Passport 5
  • Voyages in the Fantastic
  • Skills for Communicating Cultures

Research PhDs

  • Theory of fiction
  • Fantastic literature
  • Latin America literature
  • Sino - Latin America relationship
  • Latin America popular culture

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Adscripcion, Philosophy Department, Cordoba, Argentina

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA
  • M.Litt.
  • MA
  • PhD

External roles

  • External Examiner at the University of Greenwich

Awards and accolades

  • Taiwan Fellowship 2015

Professional highlights

  • Fudan Visiting Scholar Grant, 2016
  • Guest Scholar National Dong hwa University, Taiwan, 2008
  • Regione Emilia-Romagna Scholarship 2000;