Alfred Markey is a lecturer in English at the Department of Modern Languages of the University of León, Spain. He previously taught at the Jaume I University in Castellón and at the Universities of Vigo and A Coruña. His research focuses on the work of Sean O’Faolain, Ireland and Postcolonialism in relation to the Spanish-speaking world, the figure of the public intellectual and the relationship between the humanities and medical science and environmental studies.