Sergio López Martínez (President) holds a PhD in Historical Linguistics from the University of Oviedo, where he also works as a lecturer. He recently passed his viva for his PhD thesis, which focuses on the interplay between syntax and 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. He spent a year teaching as a Language Lector at the University of Kent, and was a visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh and at Radboud University Nijmegen. He was awarded a Severo Ochoa scholarship.
Almudena Machado Jiménez (Vice-President) is currently working on her PhD thesis at the University of Jaén, where she is a lecturer at the Department of English Philology. She holds a BA degree in English Studies (University of Jaén) and was awarded with the Bachelor’s Degree Extraordinary Prize. She also holds a MA in Teacher Training in Foreign Languages and a MA in English Studies with a specialisation in English Literatures and Cultures at the same university. She has been a visiting researcher at the SOAS University of London and the ULICES University of Lisbon. Her research interests are gender studies, postcolonialism and utopian studies, particularly the notions of sisterhood and motherhood in contemporary feminist dystopias.
Laura García Fernández (1st secretary) holds a PhD in English Philology from the University of La Rioja. She currently focuses her postdoctoral research on the field of Historical Linguistics, more specifically, she deals with the verbal lexicon of the Anglo-Saxons. She spent six months as a visiting scholar at the Dictionary of Old English (University of Toronto). She is also actively engaged in the field of English Studies, working as an associate editor of international journals and contributing to the organisation of international conferences.
Rocío Riestra Camacho (2nd secretary) s currently completing her PhD thesis at the University of Oviedo, where she researches about the cognitive bibliotherapeutic potential of young adult sports fiction in the treatment of anorexia. She holds a degree in English Studies from the same university, having been awarded the Extraordinary End of Studies Degree Prize. She obtained her MA in Gender Studies at her home University, where she stayed for one year and at the University of Utrecht for another, where she was able to complete it with an Erasmus Mundus mention. She also holds an MA in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary School and Baccalaureate Programmes, Career Education and Language Teaching from the Spanish Long Distance University and is now enrolled in the Psychology Degree at the same institution. She has been awarded a FPU scholarship.
Juan-José Martín-González (Treasurer) holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Málaga, where he is currently postdoctoral research fellow and teacher. He recently passed his VIVA for his PhD thesis, entitled “‘The Sea is History’: Transoceanic Perspectives on the Neo-Victorian Maritime Novel.” He was visiting researcher at Liverpool John Moores University (UK) during his PhD programme. He holds a MA in English Studies and Multilingual and Intercultural Communication and an MA in Language Teaching (University of Málaga). He has published articles, book chapters and contributions to conference proceedings about neo-Victorian fiction, postcolonialism and maritime and migration studies, and has delivered papers about these topics in numerous national and international conferences.
María Magdalena Flores Quesada is a fully funded PhD candidate (FPU) at the University of Málaga. She holds a BA on English Studies, a MA in English Studies and Multilingual and Intercultural Communication, and an MA in Language Teaching (University of Málaga). She has delivered papers in both national and international conferences and she has been part of several organising committees in national and international seminars, workshops and conferences. Her main research interests are feminism, motherhood and ethics applied to the British contemporary novel written by women authors.
Teresa Martínez Quiles is currently working on her PhD in English Literature at the University of Alicante, where she was awarded the Extraordinary Degree Prize for her BA in English Studies. She also holds an MA in Translation Studies and an MA in Teacher Training in Secondary Education. She has worked as an adjunct lecturer at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) and has participated in both national and international conferences. Her research interests are feminist and postcolonial studies, focusing on contemporary Black-British and South Asian women’s literature. She has been awarded an FPU scholarship by the regional government of Valencia.
Paula Schintu Martínez is currently working on her PhD thesis at the University of Salamanca, where she is also a lecturer. She holds a BA degree in English Studies (University of Salamanca), a MA degree in Advanced English Studies (Universities of Salamanca and Valladolid), and has been a visiting researcher at the University of Reading and at the University of Oxford. Her main research interests include Historical Linguistics and Sociolinguistics, with an emphasis on social and regional linguistic variation in the early and late modern English periods.