Cross-cultural communication: acknowledging body language and custom specificity

Lecturer Jimena Escudero Pérez, from the English Philology Department (University of Oviedo) has given our first year University Tourism Students a workshop on Cultural Gaffes when dealing with a foreign culture.

Jimena Escudero Pérez received her International PhD from the University of Oviedo, after completing her thesis at the University of Westminster, London. She was awarded with the Patricia Shaw Prize 2010 for her research by AEDEAN (Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos) and was part of the ASYRAS 2013 organizing committee. She lectures at the University of Oviedo since 2010 and her research lines are focused on Anglophone literatures as well as on cultural and media studies through literary, feminist and filmic criticism, with special attention to Science Fiction. She regularly participates in national and international conferences on these fields of study and she is author of Tecnoheroínas: Identidades Femeninas en la Ciencia Ficción Cinematográfica. KRK Ediciones (2010), amongst other publications.