Dr. Auxiliadora Pérez-Vides lectures in English at the University of Huelva, Spain.  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 (forthcoming) and Words of Crisis/ Crisis of Words: Ireland and the Representation of Critical Times (forthcoming).  She has published extensively on the representation of gender, motherhood and the body, covering the work of Irish authors like Catherine Dunne, Mary Rose Callaghan, Edna O’Brien and Mary Leland, among others.  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.