My research and teaching focus on literatures in English. My main area of interest is the study of how literature engages with socially relevant matters, such as migration, ageing, and gender, and how literary expression is, in turn, transformed by these.
I have a BA in English (University of Lleida, Spain), an MA in Translation (University of Westminster, UK) and a PhD in English (University of Barcelona, Spain). Between 1999 and 2008 I was a Lecturer in English at the University of Lleida. In 2006 I joined Dalarna University as a postdoctoral scholar funded by the Catalan Research Agency, AGAUR, and in 2008 I was employed as a Senior Lecturer in English. I am Series Co-editor of Peter Lang’s Cultural Identity Studies and co-editor of Nordic Irish Studies.
I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in literature in English, particularly in areas including literary history, postcolonial literatures, literature of migration, literary gerontology, literary theory and methodology. I also supervise undergraduate and graduate theses in literature in English.
My research interests include literatures of migration, transculturality, cosmopolitanism and literary gerontology in literatures in English, principally in Britain and Ireland. My current research focuses on literary narratives of crisis, as well as on the interrelationship between politics and aesthetics and the cultural politics of emotions. My recent publications include the monograph Fictions of Migration in Contemporary Britain and Ireland (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) and the co-edited collection of essays Crisis and the Culture of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Europe (Routledge, 2023, forthcoming).