Grupos de investigación

Mentoring Profiles

Isabel Durán

Isabel Durán currently teaches several undergraduate courses in the English Studies Program and the Modern Languages Program at Complutense Univeristy of Madrid. Her teaching usually focuses on American Literature and Gender Studies. She also participates in the MA Program in North-American Studies and in the MA Program in Literary Studies, where she supervises MA theses on the topics of gender studies, life writing, ethnic literatures and transnational approaches to American Studies.  She also participates in the PhD Program in Literary Studies where she has supervised PhD projects on various themes.

She has a prolonged and steady mentoring experience, having supervised twelve Doctoral Thesis, and a similar number of MA theses in different programs and schools. Moreover, she has been the mentor of three FPU research fellows. She has supervised PhD and MA theses on the topics of contemporary American literature, ethnic literatures in the US, gender studies, Modernism, life-writing and feminist criticism. She welcomes proposals for supervising PhD projects on Modern and Contemporary American Literature and Culture, with a special interest in ethnicities, transnationalism, Feminist Studies, Age Studies, and Medical Humanities.


Claudia Alonso Recarte

Claudia Alonso currently teaches literature courses in the Degree in English Studies at the Universitat de València. She has thus far taught courses such as Practical Criticism in English Literature, Twentieth and Twenty-first-century English Narrative, Introduction to English Literature and Medieval Literature. She also teaches the course Research Methods in English Literary Studies in the Master’s Program in Advanced English Studies at the same university. As a result, she has supervised multiple degree final dissertations and MA theses, and although these mostly revolve around literary and cultural studies, the topics and approaches have varied greatly depending on the student’s interests. MA dissertation topics have for instance included film adaptation, gender perspectives on Asian American literature and animal studies applied to comic books. Prof. Alonso is mostly interested in supervising PhD and MA dissertations having to do with (Critical) Animal Studies, a field broad enough to include gender, ethnic, and ethical approaches within its overall framework. 


Francisco José Cortés Vieco

Francisco José Cortés Vieco currently teaches several undergraduate courses in the English Studies Program at Complutense University of Madrid. His teaching usually focuses on 19th-centure literature in Great Britain and the United States, Contemporary Fiction in the United Kingdom, along with Gender Studies and Women’s Literature. He also teaches Gender Studies and Women’s Literature for exchange American students from Manhattan College (Riverdale, New York) staying abroad at Complutense University of Madrid. Francisco José Cortés Vieco also participates in the MA Program in Education (major: English language) and in the MA Program in Literary Studies, where he supervises MA theses on the topics of gender studies, women’s literature and language teaching. At Complutense University of Madrid, he also participates in the PhD Program in Literary Studies, where he is currently supervising a PhD project on the Irish writer Edna O’Brien.


Carmen M. Méndez García

Carmen M. Méndez García teaches courses on US literature and on contemporary US fiction in the English Studies Program at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She also teaches in the Literary Studies Master’s Program at UCM and in the joint (UCM-UAH) American Studies Master’s Program.

In these MA programs she has supervised theses on masculinities, postmodernism, ethnic US fiction, queer studies, science fiction, graphic novels, and the Beat Generation.

She has directed dissertations on American fiction, gender studies,  countercultures, and ethnic studies. She welcomes proposals for supervising dissertations on any of the aforementioned topics.


Noelia Hernando Real

Noelia Hernando Real teaches Contemporary Anglo-American Theatre and Drama, Medieval and Renaissance English Literature, and Postmodern Literature in the English Studies and Modern Languages Degrees at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She also teaches an MA course entitled “Theatre, Representation, Politics. Contemporary US Women Playwrights” within the UAM Madrid Master in English Studies. She has also taught at the MA program on US Studies at the Instituto Franklin and the MA Program on Gender and Equality at the University of Málaga, teaching courses on US and UK women’s struggle for the right to vote, and at the MA Program on Bilingual Education and CLIL Methodology at La Salle-UAM. She welcomes proposals for PhD projects on contemporary American Literature, especially contemporary theater and drama, with special interest in Gender Studies.

She has successfully supervised MA theses on contemporary theater and drama in English, Gender studies and teaching strategies in bilingual education. She is currently supervising PhD. dissertations on contemporary American literature and gender studies applied to literature in English.


Rebeca Gualberto

Rebeca Gualberto currently teaches several undergraduate courses in the English Studies Program and the Modern Languages Program at Complutense Univeristy of Madrid. Her teaching usually focuses on the literature of British and American modernism, along with Renaissance drama and nineteenth-century American literature. She also participates in the MA Program in North-American Studies and in the MA Program in Literary Studies, where she supervises MA theses on the topics of gender studies and modernism. She also participates in the PhD Program in English Linguistics, where she co-supervises a PhD project on the subject of literary translation from a gender perspective.

She has quite varied mentoring experience, having supervised over twenty MA theses in different programs and schools. She has supervised MA theses on the topics of teaching ESL, literary translation, contemporary American literature, American modernist poetry, and feminist criticism. She welcomes proposals for supervising PhD projects on Modern and Contemporary British and American Literature and Culture, with a special interest in Modernism, Myth-criticism, Renaissance Drama and Feminist Studies.


Laura de la Parra Fernández

Laura de la Parra Fernández teaches British and American Literature and Culture in the BA in English Studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

She supervises BA and MA thesis on Anglo-American Literature and Culture, especially from a gender perspective. She welcomes expressions of interest in PhD supervision on Modern and Contemporary British and American Literature, Gender Studies, and the Medical Humanities.