Javier Torres-Fernández, BA and MA in English Studies, is currently registered for a PhD and working at the University of Almería (Spain) as a predoctoral researcher funded by the Spanish Ministry of Universities (FPU21/01232) in the Department of Philology within the Women, Literature and Society (HUM-874) research group and the Communication and Society Research Centre (CySOC). His fields of interest include Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Popular Culture, Irish Literature and American Literature. His thesis examines the literary production that emerged from the HIV/AIDS crisis both in Ireland and the United States in a comparative study of the genre tackling stigma, shame, sexuality, identity, trauma and cultural politics.