Dr Alicia Castillo Villanueva is an Assistant Professor in Spanish in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University. Prior to this, she held various academic positions at University College Cork and the University of Limerick. Her current research revolves around the intersection of translation, conflict and memory studies. She also explores cultural representations from the period of the transition to democracy (1975-1982) and contemporary Spain. Her recent publications include “The Recession in Contemporary Spanish Cinema: Masculinities in Transition” (Ashgate, forthcoming), “Narratives of Violence and Resistance in Spanish Women Writers” (Arabesques Editions, forthcoming) and “El cuerpo como espacio de escritura de la subjetividad en Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes (1998) de Lucía Etxebarría” (Dossiers Feministes, 2015).