María Abizanda is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Zaragoza. In 2021 she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English Studies at the University of Zaragoza, for which she was granted an Extraordinary Degree Award, and later completed a Master’s Degree in Literary and Cultural Studies in Anglophone Countries at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. In 2022 she was granted a four-year national competitive Research Fellowship (FPU) by the Spanish Ministry of Education to carry out her doctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Sonia Baelo Allué. She is also currently studying a Master’s Degree in Teacher Training at the University of Zaragoza.
Her present research concentrates on the representation of the posthuman in contemporary U.S. fiction, with a focus on works that combine generic elements of speculative fiction and crime fiction across different media. Her research interests include critical posthumanism, feminist criticism and trauma studies.