Alfonso de Toro is Full Professor and Chair of Romance Philology (for French, Spanish, Latin America and Portuguese Literature), in the field of Literary Theory, Theory of Cultural, Theatre and at the University of Leipzig and he is Director of “The Transdisciplinary Research Center”, Director of the “Francophone Research Centre of the University of Leipzig” and one of the Directors of the Institute of Romance Languages and Literature the same University since 1993 after he has teaches at the Universities of Kiel and Hamburg from 1978 until 1992.
He is Director of the collection Theory and Critique of Culture and Literature and Theory and Praxis of the Theatre and Passagen (Publishing House Olms).
Prof. de Toro has a long list of Books and Essays in the most prestigious publishing houses, Encyclopaedias, and Reviews of the discipline Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, Coloquio Anglo-Germano, Dispositio, Acta Literaria, Gestos, Iberoromania, Iberoamericana, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Revista La Torre, Revista Iberoamericana de Literatura, Romanische Forschungen, Semiosis, Segismundo, Maske und Kothurn, Zeitschrift für Ästhetik and he has given more than two hundred lectures, woks shops and courses in Europe, USA, Latin America, in Israel and in the Magreb and he has been visiting professor at Universities in Spain, France, Latin America, USA and Israel.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Prof. de Toro has been awarded the 15th June 2009 with the Gabriela Mistral decoration and with the Rank of Great Officer which is the highest decoration that the Chilean Government has for Chilean and foreigner personalities as recognition for the merits for the development of bilateral relations between both countries.
On March 24, 2014 Professor Alfonso de Toro was unanimously elected Corresponding Member of the Academia Chilena de la Lengua, the Chilean academy for language abroad.