María Alonso Alonso

ORCID: 0000-0001-9284-4224

María Alonso Alonso finished her PhD in 2014 at the University of Vigo after graduating in English and Hispanic Philology. She is now Assistant Professor at the Department of English and German Philology at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Previously, she worked at the universities of Vigo, Edinburgh, St Andrews and the Centro Ramón Piñeiro para a Investigación. She was also a visiting scholar at the universities of Leeds, Durham, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the IASH-Edinburgh. Her research interests are related to the connection between literature and migration, gender and ecology. She has authored more than fifty publications to date, including three monographs, four special issues, two edited volumes and articles in journals such as The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Ibérica, Odisea, Journal of Romance Languages, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing or Forum for Modern Language Studies, among others. Apart from her research, she is also a fiction and poetry author in the Galician language. Her first novel, Despois do cataclismo (Urco), was published in 2015; her second one, Red Lion, was published in 2019 by Galaxia; and her third novel, Alén (Bolanda), was published in 2021. She has also published short stories in English and Galician in different anthologies. She also collaborates with the Tempos Novos cultural magazine as a columnist and she is part of the Consello da Cultura Galega within the Arquivo da Emigración.




“Caribbean Diasporic Marvellous Realism”. The Oxford Handbook of Global Realisms. Eds. Katherine Bowers and Margarita Vaysman, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. In press. 2023.

With Gabriela Rivera Rodríguez. 2021. “The Animal Eye and Refugee Vulnerability in Wajdi Mouawad’s Anima. Zoographies. Animal Writings and Figurations. Other Modernities. Journal on Literary and Cultural Studies 26 (1) Eds Renato Boccali and Marianna Scaramucci: in press (ISSN: 2035-7680, SJR 3, MIAR 9.5 – A).

With Bárbara Fernández Melleda, eds. 2021. Contemporary Fictions of Migration and Exile: Writing Diaspora in the 21st Century. Literature Compass, accepted (ISSN: 1741-4113).

With Gabriela Rivera Rodríguez, eds. 2021. La violencia en el continente americano desde el Río Bravo a las Malvinas. ¿Una semilla latente? Madrid and Frankfurt: Iberoamericana Vervuert (ISBN: 978-84-9192-254-4).

With Gustavo San Román and Catherine Barbour, eds. 2020. Galician Mobilities: Revisiting Migration and Morriña. Special Issue for the Journal of Romance Studies 20 (3) (ISSN: 1473-3536). 

With Fiona Mackintosh, eds. 2020. Shades of Noir in World Literatures. Special Issue for the Forum for Modern Language Studies 56 (3) (ISSN: 0015-8518).

With María Jesús Cabarcos Traseira, eds. 2019. Eco-fictions: Emergent Discourses on Nature and the Environment in Postcolonial Literatures. Special Issue for the Journal of Postcolonial Writing: 55 (2) (ISSN: 1744-9855).

  “The Rhetoric of Movement: Exploring the art of mapping in Kei Miller’s The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion. Special issue in Oceánide, revista de la Sociedad Española de Estudios Literarios de la Cultura Popular, 11. Eds. José Manuel Estévez-Saá and Noemí Pereira Ares: article 10 (ISSN: 1989-6328, SJR 2, MIAR 9.5 – A). 2019.