Miriam López Rodríguez teaches in the Department of English at the University of Málaga, Spain. She coordinates there the research group working on American Studies and was co-organizer of the international conferences on American theatre held in May 2000, 2004, 2009 and 2012. She has held a Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to study the Sophie Treadwell Papers at the University of Arizona. She has co-edited the volumes Staging a Cultural Paradigm: The Political and the Personal in American Drama (PIE-Peter Lang, 2002), Women’s Contribution to Nineteenth-Century American Drama (PUV, 2004) and Broadway Bravest Woman: Selected Writings by Sophie Treadwell (Southern Illinois University Press, 2006). She has also authored the books Louisa May Alcott, la feminista oculta tras los convencionalismos (Universidad de Málaga, 2000) and Louisa May Alcott. Tres relatos para adulto (PUV, 2010). She currently serves as Vicedean for Quality Assurance of the School of Humanities at the University of Malaga, being also a member of its Senate.