Laura P. Z. Izarra is Full Professor of Literatures in English at the University of São Paulo, coordinator of the W.B.Yeats Chair of Irish Studies/USP and former president of the Brazilian Association of Irish Studies-ABEI (2009-2018). She is the author of Mirrors and Holographic Labyrinths. The Process of a ‘New’ Aesthetic Synthesis in the Novels of John Banville (New York, 1999), Narrativas de la diáspora irlandesa bajo la Cruz del Sur (Buenos Aires, 2010) and O Trauma Cultural. Ressonâncias literárias irlandesas (São Paulo, 2020). She has published widely on Irish contemporary literature and is editor and co-editor of many books and of ABEI Journal. At present, her main research interests are literature of the diaspora, cultural trauma and memory studies.