Mar Gallego has taught American and African American Literatures at the University of Huelva (Spain) since 1996. She obtained her Ph. D. Degree from the University of Seville in 1997, and was awarded fellowships at the Universities of Cornell (academic year 91-92), Northwestern (1995, 2003, 2007 and 2011) and Harvard (1999). Her major research interests are African American Studies and the African diaspora, with a special focus on women writers and gender issues. She has published a monograph entitled Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance(Hamburg: LitVerlag, 2003) and has co-edited several essay collections: Myth and Ritual in African American and Native American Literatures (2001),Contemporary Views on American Culture and Literature in the Great 60’s (2002), Razón de mujer: Género y discurso en el ensayo femenino (2003), El legado plural de las mujeres (2005), Espacios de género (2005), Relatos de viajes, miradas de mujeres (2007),Género, Ciudadanía y Globalización(2009 and 2011) and The Dialectics of Diasporic Identification(2009). Currently, she is completing a monograph on women writers of the African diaspora that will be soon published.