Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
She has a B.A. in Spanish and English Philology, and a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature. She is currently a researcher in the Ramón y Cajal program and coordinator of the Seminar in Identity and Gender Studies at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (http://www.urjc.es/GICOMSOC/seminarioig/congresocig/).
She is the coauthor, along with Lucía Etxebarria, of the essay En brazos de la mujer fetiche (In the arms of the fetish woman) (2002).
She is also the author of monographs on the image of women, such as Ellas se aburren. Tedio y figura femenina en La Regenta y la novela europea de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX (They get bored. Boredom and the feminine figure in the European novel during the second half of the 19th century)(2001), Una historia propia. Historia de las mujeres en la España del siglo XX (A personal story. History of women in the 20th century Spain) (2004), and Reescribir la femineidad: la mujer y el discurso cultural en la España contemporánea (Rewriting femininity: women and the cultural discourse in contemporary Spain) (2007).
She is the author of numerous articles on the representation of women and cultural studies in nationally and internationally indexed journals.
She has directed research projects on gender and Communications Media, and she currently directs the R&D project on cyberfeminism. She is a member of the European project Athena on Gender Studies, and a member of the executive commission of GENET (CSIC). She has directed various seminars and conferences on gender and cultural representations of women.
She has been an honorary researcher, Leverhulme Research Fellow, at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) and a Professor at Vanderbilt University (USA). Her research interests include: gender studies; the image of women and popular culture; representation of women, cultural and gender studies, and gender and new technologies.