Sara Prieto García-Cañedo (President) holds a PhD in English Studies from the University of Alicante. She has been lecturer at SUNY New Paltz and the Catholic University of Murcia. She currently works and teaches at the English department of the University of Alicante. Her research focuses on British and American literature from the early twentieth century, with special attention to the war reportage of the First World War.
Remedios Perni (Vice-President) holds a PhD in English Studies, and received the Extraordinary Doctorate Award, from the University of Murcia, where she graduated both in Art History and English Studies. At present, she works and teaches at the English department of the University of Alicante. Her research pays attention to the connections between Shakespeare’s works and the visual arts, focusing on the afterlives of characters such as Ophelia and Lucrece. She is also a critical theory translator.
Raquel García-Cuevas García (1st secretary) is a 3 rd -year PhD candidate and Assistant Lecturer at the University of Kent. Her research explores the redefinition of rites of passage in the Brontës’ mature prose, paying special attention to the importance and meaningfulness of the liminal stage. Other research interests include the Victorian mad-house, the concept of female “deviation”, representations of the fallen woman, life-writing, story-telling, and the ethnographical novel.
José A. Sánchez Fajardo (2nd secretary) holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Alicante, where he currently teaches English Language and Linguistics. He graduated in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Havana (2005). He completed postgraduate studies on Lexical Semantics and EFL in 2010. He has conducted (and published) various research projects on the fields of Lexicology, Lexicography, Sociolinguistics, and Semantics.
Macarena García-Avello (Treasurer) holds a PhD in US Latino/a Literature from the University of Maryland and a PhD in English from the University of Oviedo. She currently works and teaches at University of Cantabria in Santander. Her research focuses on American Literature, Contemporary Literature and Gender Studies.
Sergio López Martínez is currently completing his PhD thesis in Historical Linguistics at the University of Oviedo, focusing on the interface syntax-information structure in Old English. He holds a degree in English Philology from the University of Oviedo and an MSc in English Language from the University of Edinburgh, where he was also a visiting research student in the summer of 2017. He spent a year teaching as a Language Lector at the University of Kent, and was recently awarded a Severo Ochoa scholarship.
Alba Mª Gálvez-Vidal graduated in Translation and Interpreting Studies from the University of Murcia, where she also obtained an MA in European Comparative Literature. She is currently a Lecturer at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), Spain, where she teaches several modules on Children’s Literature and ESP (English for Specific Purposes) courses. Her research interests include ESP (focusing on the implementation of Problem Based Learning in the ESP classroom), phraseology and literature and their translation processes. She is now completing her PhD Thesis on the use of phraseology as a literary technique in Spanish Postwar literature.
José Andrés Carrasco is Lecturer at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), Spain, where he teaches English language and Applied Linguistics courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels. He graduated in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Murcia, where he also obtained an MA in TESOL. He also holds an MA in English Applied Linguistics from the Complutense University of Madrid. His research interests include ESP, Translation Competence and materials evaluation.