Josefa Ros Velasco

Josefa Ros Velasco is a postdoctoral researcher at Complutense University of Madrid, where she is the PI of the project “PRE-BORED. Well-being and prevention of boredom in Spanish nursing homes”, funded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions/Una Europa/Horizon 2020/ program. Prior to this, she was a postdoctoral researcher of the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at Harvard University for Distinguished Junior Scholars program (2017/2021). She is a specialist in Boredom Studies from a multidisciplinary approach and is the founder and president of the International Society of Boredom Studies. She is the author of La enfermedad del aburrimiento (The Disease of Boredom) (Alianza Editorial, 2022) and the editor of books such as The Faces of Depression in Literature (Peter Lang, 2020), The Culture of Boredom (BRILL, 2020), or Boredom Is in Your Mind (Springer, 2019). Ros Velasco was awarded the Julián Marías Prize for excellent researchers in humanities and social sciences under 40 years (2020), and the UCM Alumni Researcher Prize (2021).