I got a PhD in German Studies from the University of Barcelona and I completed my training in Germany, at the PH Ludwigsburg, at the University of Cologne and at the Otto- Friedrich Universität de Bamberg. At this time I am Full Professor of German Studies at the University of Santiago de Compostela and I lecture on German Literatures from the Enlightenment to the present at different universities in Spain and abroad. I have carried out numerous research stays at the Marbacher Literaturarchiv, at the Exilarchiv of the National Library of Frankfurt and at the universities of Bamberg, Bonn and Freiburg. I have been awarded research grants from the University of Santiago de Compostela, the General Research Secretariat of the Xunta de Galicia, the DAAD, the Spanish Ministry, within the program “Senior professor and researcher stays in foreign centers” and the London School of Advanced Studies, where I obtained a Miller Fellowship in Exile Studies. Currently, my research interests are focused on gender theory, particularly concerning German-language autobiographical texts written by exiled women writers.
I coordinate the research group LitLinAl at the University of Santiago de Compostela and am cooperating with the Bergische Universität Wuppertal and the Uniwersytet Warszawski within the European research project Literatur – Kontexte. I am senior scientist within the network of excellence Vitruvia in which we are building up a database on migrant german-speaking women writers, including the digitalisation of their writings.