She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Studies (University of Salamanca), a Master in African American Studies and a Ph. D. in Theatre Arts (University of California, Los Angeles—UCLA). She teaches North American Theatre and Postcolonial Literature and Theatre at the Department of English, University of Salamanca. A member of the Women’s Studies Center (CEMUSA) at the University of Salamanca since 2002, she also teaches “Mujer, Literatura y Postcolonialismo” within the Master Program for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (University of Salamanca). She has participated in national and international conferences as well as organized since 1996 numerous conferences, seminars and workshops on African Cultures and Literatures, Cultures and Literatures of the African Diaspora, Performing Arts, Gender and Violence, Human Rights and Gender Studies. Some of her books are: Contemporary Literature of the African Diaspora (1997), co-edited with Bernard W. Bell; Realidad y representación de la violencia (2002); Family in Africa and the African Diaspora (2004), co-edited with Frances Smith Foster; The Black Theatre Movement in the United States and in South Africa (2008).