Ana María Fraile-Marcos is Associate Professor of English at the University of Salamanca, Spain, where she teaches Canadian Literature and Postcolonial Studies at undergraduate and graduate levels. Her publications focus on African American and African Canadian literatures, as well as on the literatures of immigration in the U.S. and Canada. Her research engages postcolonial criticism, globalization theory, and diaspora studies. She is the editor of Literature and the Glocal City: Reshaping the English Canadian Imaginary (Routledge 2014), Richard Wright’s Native Son(Rodopi 2007) and the co-editor of Carta Canadiense de Derechos y Libertades bajo perspectives europeas (2003). Other recent publications include the book Planteamientos estéticos y políticos en la obra de Zora Neale Hurston(Universidad de Valencia 2003); chapters about Zora Neale Hurston, Gayl Jones, Alice Walker, Joy Kogawa, Maryse Condé, Edwidge Danticat, Elizabeth Nunez, George Elliott Clarke, Lawrence Hill, Kim Barry Brunhuber, and Michael Helm; and articles on Toni Morrison, Makeda Silvera, Michael Ondaatje, Joy Kogawa, Clark Blaise and Bharati Mukherjee in journals such as Canada & Beyond, African American Review, MELUS, Open Letter, and Atlantis.
Dr. Fraile was a Fulbright scholar at the University of California Riverside in 2001, has received research grants from the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct research at Queen’s University Kingston, British Columbia University and the University of Toronto. She is also a Salzburg Seminar alumna. She is a member of the research project “The City, Urban Cultures and Sustainable Literatures: Representations of the Anglo-Canadian Post-metropolis, “funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Ref. FFI2010-20989). (See also “Penelope’s Embroidery: Literary Tradition, Cultural Identities and Theoretical Discourses in the Anglo-Canadian Fiction of the Late 20th Century“). Besides, she is the principal researcher / coordinator of the International Research Linkages project “Representations of Diversity and the Environment in Contemporary Canadian Cultural Expression,” funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Among other academic events, she has organized the international conference” The Glocal City in Canadian Literature” (University of Salamanca 2011).