Carmen Laguarta-Bueno teaches at the Department of English and German Philology of the University of Zaragoza. She graduated in English Studies at the University of Zaragoza in June 2015. In February 2021, she received her PhD cum laude after defending her thesis entitled “Representing (Post-)Human Enhancement Technologies in 21st Century US Fiction: Richard Powers’s Generosity: An Enhancement (2009), Dave Eggers’s The Circle (2013), and Don DeLillo’s Zero K (2016),” written under the supervision of Prof. Francisco Collado-Rodríguez and Dr. Sonia Baelo-Allué. Carmen has also been an academic visitor at the University of California, Riverside (2018) and at Trinity College, Dublin (2019).
Her present research focuses on contemporary US fiction and her main research interests range from trauma studies to transhumanism, critical posthumanism, and bioethics. Her most recent essays include “Trauma and Existentialism in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006)” (Nordic Journal of English Studies, 2019), “Transhumanism in Dave Eggers’ The Circle: Utopia vs. Dystopia, Dream vs. Nightmare” (Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos, 2018), and “The Plight of Not Belonging: Jean Rhys’s ‘Let Them Call It Jazz” and “The Day They Burned the Books” (ES Review, 2018).