Isabel Castelao-Gómez is a Lecturer in Literatures in English and Literary Theory and Gender at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid. She has a Master Degree in Comparative Literature from Purdue University, US, and spent two years as Visiting Student for postgraduate research at UC Berkeley. She specialized in American modernist and contemporary women’s poetry, feminist literary criticism, and Gender and Cultural Studies. She has written articles on these issues, translated Mina Loy into Spanish and published a poetry book. Her current research field focuses on Beat women writers, feminist avant-garde women’s poetry, New Materialisms and Affect Studies.