Iria Seijas-Pérez is a PhD student at the University of Vigo (Spain). She holds a BA degree in Foreign Languages and an MA degree in Foreign Language Teaching at Secondary Level Education from the same university. Prior to starting her PhD, she has worked as a Spanish Language Assistant at a secondary-level school in Ireland. Her thesis, currently in progress, focuses on LGBTQ+ Young Adult fiction written by Irish women. In 2021, she was awarded a pre-doctoral grant from the Galician Government (Xunta de Galicia) to work on her thesis. Her main research interests are Irish culture and literature, LGBTQ+ and feminist studies and young adult literature.