Mar Asensio Aróstegui is Senior lecturer at the University of La Rioja, Spain. She graduated in English Studies at the University of Zaragoza, completed a Master of Arts in Studies in Fiction at the University of East Anglia (for which she received support from La Caixa and The British Council) and her doctorate at the University of Zaragoza. She works largely on twentieth- and twenty-first-century British and North-American literature and film, with particular interests in the theory of narratology, gender issues, identity, and trauma. She has presented her research at international conferences and published academic articles and book chapters on the works of Jeanette Winterson, Doris Lessing, Evelyn Waugh, Wyndham Lewis or Don DeLillo, and on films by Ridley Scott, Peter Weir or Woody Allen. She edited the Journal of English Studies from 2006 to 2009. She teaches English, Literary Theory, and Contemporary British and American Literature at the University of La Rioja.