Fidora Riera, Alexander
ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
Alexander Fidora, born 1975 in Offenbach (Germany), studied philosophy at the University of Frankfurt. He obtained his PhD in 2003 at Frankfurt University, where he has been co-director of a DFG-research project. In 2006 he accepted a position at ICREA in the Department of Ancient and Medieval Studies of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he has been Executive Director of the Institute of Medieval Studies (until 2019). He has been a Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University, Universidad Panamericana in Mexico, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and University of Pennsylvania. His work has been distinguished with the "Premi Internacional Catalònia" (2011) and the "Samuel Toledano Prize" (2012). Co-editor of "Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval"; Secretary of "Arxiu de Textos Catalans Antics". Member of Academia Europaea.
Fidora studies the intercultural dimensions of medieval thought and, in particular, the cultural contacts between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. He focuses on medieval epistemology and the relations between philosophy and theology. His research interests include: Reception, interpretation and transformation of philosophical and theological translations from Arabic in medieval Europe; Latin philosophy into Hebrew; Polemics, controversial theology and interreligious dialogue in the Middle Ages; Consequences of the confrontation between the three religions of the Book for the formation of European cultural identity (ERC-Research Projects "Latin Philosophy into Hebrew" (2008-2012) and "The Latin Talmud" (2014-2019), now continued with funding from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation).