Maite Escudero-Alías is senior lecturer in the Department of English and German Philology at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, where she teaches 19th century literature and contemporary Irish literature. Her research interests focus on feminism, lesbian criticism, queer theory and affect theory, on which she has published widely in journals such as Journal of Gender Studies, The Journal of Popular Culture, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Journal of International Women’s Studies and The European Legacy. She is also the author of numerous book chapters and the monograph Long Live the King: A Genealogy of Performative Genders (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009). Together with Susana Onega and Constanza del Río, she co-edited the book Traumatic Memory and the Ethical, Political and Transhistorical Functions of Literature (Palgrave McMillan, 2017). As a member of the Research Group “Contemporary Narratives in English”, she is currently working on queer approaches to borders, relationality and animacies. She belongs to the Research Institute IEDIS, and since 2021, she is the director of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Studies Filanderas (ISSN: 2530-6022), edited by the University of Zaragoza.