Auxiliadora Pérez-Vides is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Huelva, Spain. She has conducted extensive research on the intersection of gender, nation, family and social history in contemporary Ireland as well as on the representation of single maternity in Irish fiction, cinema and art. Her publications include Sólo ellas: familia y feminismo en la novela irlandesa contemporánea (2003) and the co-edition of Espacios de Género (2005), Single Motherhood in Twentieth Century Ireland: Cultural, Historical and Social Essays (2006), Gendering Citizenship and Globalization (2011), Experiencing Gender: International Approaches (2015) and Words of Crisis/ Crisis of Words: Ireland and the Representation of Critical Times (2016). She has also published on motherhood and women’s corporeality, concentrating on the work of Catherine Dunne, Mary Rose Callaghan, Edna O’Brien and Mary Leland, among other authors. Her current research interests focus on the repression of the institutionalised body, the cultural manifestations of Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries and the social dimension of John Banville’s crime fiction as Benjamin Black. She is a member of the Research Project “Bodies in Transit 2: Genders, Mobilities, Interdependencies”, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.