Alejandro Nadal Ruiz is a research fellow at the Department of English and German Philology of the University of Zaragoza, a position he secured in September 2019, after being granted a national competitive research fellowship (FPU) financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.
Alejandro graduated in English Studies at the University of Zaragoza in July 2017, receiving the Extraordinary Degree Award. In July 2018 he obtained the Master’s Degree in Teacher for Mandatory Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language, Arts and Sports. In October 2019 he completed the Master’s Degree in English Literature and Culture and their Social Impact at the National Distance Education University (UNED), after defending with honours his MA thesis entitled “‘This Is My Place and This Is Where I Belong’: Memory and Place in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea”.
He is currently enrolled in the doctoral programme offered by the University of Zaragoza and is writing his PhD thesis on trauma and limit-case testimony in Jean Rhys’s modernist novels, under the supervision of Dr. Bárbara Arizti Martín. His main research interests lie in modernist and postmodernist fiction, memory studies, trauma studies, and the rewritings of classical texts.