Professor in the Department of Languages at the University of Alaska Anchorage (USA). Her research interests include feminism and popular culture, female pornography, representations of PTSD in American cinema and female trauma in European and Latin American cinema. Member of the former working group of the project “La resignificación de la mujer-víctima en la cultura popular: implicaciones para la innovación representacional en la construcción de la vulnerabilidad y la resistencia” (The Resignification of the Woman-victim in Popular Culture: Implications for the Representational Innovation in the Construction of Vulnerability and Resistance) (MINECO/FEDER). Her latest publications include Gender and violence in Spanish culture: From vulnerability to accountability (co-edited with Dr Gámez Fuentes; Peter Lang, 2018) and Gender-Based Violence in Latin American and Iberian Cinemas (with Drs. Gámez Fuentes and Zecchi; Routledge, 2019).