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Isabel Castelao-Gomez is Assistant Professor at UNED of Gender and Literature, Postcolonial Literatures and Textual Literary Analysis, and a member of the teaching team of the Máster de Estudios Literarios y Culurales Ingleses y su Proyección Social. She obtained a PhD in English and American Literature at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a Master of Arts in Comparative Literature from Purdue University, specializing in Women’s and Gender Studies. She did postgraduate research at UC Berkeley (2002-2004) on contemporary poetics, feminist thought and gender identity for her doctoral dissertation; since then, she has taught at several Spanish universities. Her publications focus on women’s writing, poetic creativity and cultural displacement, and more recently on spatiality and feminist criticism. Dr. Castelao-Gomez is now researching on aspects of gender in cognitive linguistics and poetics, specifically focusing on embodied cognition and the expression of emotion in relation to gender identity. She is also a published poet and has translated the modernist poetry of Mina Loy into Spanish.