(Dr.) Ruth Thomas-Pellicer
BA in Translation and Interpretation (Catalan, English, Japanese, German), Autonomous University of Barcelona, Catalonia (1996) - BA in Humanities (with Honours), Autonomous University of Barcelona, Catalonia (2000) - PhD in Philosophy (a 'noteworthy' piece as defined by my External Examiner Dr. Patrick Curry), University of Surrey, England (2012)
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I was born in Reus (Catalonia) on 24th March 1974 into a family of shopkeepers. I spent some years fully absorbed in the learning of modern languages —German, Dutch, Japanese, a little Chinese. The language fervour diminished as my interest in contemporary issues —chief among which our self-destruction— increased. This concern led me to explore, to my utter disappointment, the implications of the promise of sustainable development. As a result, I was thrusted into the politics of truth —what passes as real and why this emerging truth is generally barely contested.