Mercedes del Campo del Pozo is a final year PhD student at University of Ulster researching a thesis on Troubles and post-Troubles short fiction by women writers from Northern Ireland. She holds an MA in Irish Writing from Queen’s University Belfast and an MPhil in English from Universidad de Valladolid. Her main research interests are in modern and contemporary literature and culture and in artistic and literary representations of war trauma, social conflict, post-war periods and conflict resolution. She is particularly interested in the literature of the Northern Irish Troubles and the Spanish Civil War.