María Jesús Castro Dopacio received both her Master’s Degree in English (1996) and her Ph.D. in Literature in English by the University of Oviedo (2009). She was given a Special Award by the University of Oviedo for her doctoral dissertation on “Hibridaciones mitológicas en la literatura chicana”. She is the author of the book Emperatriz de las Américas: La Virgen de Guadalupe en la literatura chicana (2010), published by PUV and of several articles dealing with Chicana/o and Latina/o literature. Her research interests focus on border literature, women’s studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o literatures. She is a member of SAAS (Spanish Association for American Studies) and of HispaUSA Association (Instituto Franklin-UAH). She worked as a Bilingual Visiting Teacher in Primary Education in Texas for three school years, thanks to an agreement of international cooperation between the Spanish Ministry of Education and American school districts. After moving back to Spain in 2003, she worked in Secondary Education as a teacher of English Language and she is currently teaching English to adults in the Official Language School of Viveiro, Lugo.