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, written under the supervision of Profs. Francisco Collado-Rodríguez and Sonia Baelo-Allué, and for which she obtained the “Extraordinary Doctorate Award” (granted by the University of Zaragoza).
Her present research focuses on contemporary US fiction and her main research interests range from trauma studies to transhumanism, critical posthumanism, and bioethics. She is the author of Representing (Post)Human Enhancement Technologies in Twenty-First Century US Fiction (Routledge, 2022). Her most recent essays include “Richard Powers’s Generosity: An Enhancement (2009): Transhumanism, Metafiction and the Ethics of Increasing Human Happiness Levels through Biotechnology” (Atlantis, 2022), “Trauma and Existentialism in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006)” (Nordic Journal of English Studies, 2019), and “Transhumanism in Dave Eggers’ The Circle: Utopia vs. Dystopia, Dream vs. Nightmare” (Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos, 2018). Carmen has also been an academic visitor at the University of California, Riverside (2018), Trinity College, Dublin (2019) and New York University (2021).