Doctor in Philology from the University of Valladolid and Ph.D. holder from the University of Kerala (2006). Researcher for seven years at the University of Kerala and the University of Madras (M.A. in Literature, 1997).
Alter returning to Spain, he held the position of Coordinator of the Indian Area from 2000 to 2003 at the Center for Asian Studies of the University of Valladolid. He is an expert in Indian poetics and aesthetics, literary criticism and contemporary culture of India with publications in India, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany and Poland.
Promoter of the House of India in Spain, founded by the Government of India, the University and the City Council of Valladolid in Valladolid in March 2003, he has run this institution since its inception. In his work to bring India closer to Spain and Europe, he also holds various positions of relevance in various entities: he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Spain-India Council Foundation based in Madrid and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Indo-European Foundation for New Dialogues (Rome and Lausanne). In the last fifteen years he has directed numerous congresses and academic conferences, publications, music festivals, performing arts and cinema, in Spain and India. In 2012 he was awarded the "Friendship Award", granted by the Government of India, "in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to cultural relations" between Spain and the Asian country. Recently he has published a monographic study on the Indian poet, translator, folklorist and essayist AK Ramanujan, entitled When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of AK Ramanujan`s Poetics (Oxford University Press, 2016)