She was elected to the National Council as a representative of universities and higher professional education institutions.
Head of the Interest Group of Non-Commercial Fields.
Member of the Commission for Public Office and Immunity.
Member of the Commission for International Relations and European Affairs.
Member of the Commission for Culture, Science, Education and Sport.
Branka Kalenić Ramšak is a Professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at the Faculty of Arts at University of Ljubljana. She finished elementary school and classical gymnasium in Ljubljana, graduated and received her master's degree at the University of Zagreb, and received her Ph.D. in literary studies in 1996 at the University of Ljubljana. She taught as a visiting lecturer at various universities, including Aachen, Buenos Aires, Havana, Tokyo, Trieste, Udine, Zaragoza, Vilnius.
She has published extensively on contemporary Spanish and Hispano-American literature and Spanish Golden Age literature. In her research, she focuses also on literary criticism and the reception of Spanish literature in the context of literary studies in Slovenia.
She has led several projects that have introduced Spanish as a foreign language into the Slovene educational system and participated in two important lexicographic projects in which the Spanish-Slovene and Slovene-Spanish dictionaries had been created. She has been the president of the organizing committee of several international scientific conferences and is the editor-in-chief and co-editor of scientific journals. From 2013 to 2017, she served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana. In 2011, the Spanish government awarded her the Order of Isabella Catholic for the merits and her contribution to cultural connections between Slovenia and Spain.
Activities of the councilor:
December 2017 and January 2018:
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