Professor José Carlos has a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from SUNY at Stony Brook. He also has an M.A. in Peninsular Literature from the same institution and a Licenciatura in Art History from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He directs the SUNY, Albany-Buffalo Program at the International Institute in Madrid. His research interests are Cultural Studies, multidisciplinary approaches to Spanish Culture and Psychoanalysis applied to Humanities.