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Isabel Díaz Sánchez

Field of study:  English Language and Literature 

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Isabel Díaz Sánchez


Isabel Díaz is a university senior lecturer and earned her PhD in English Language and Literature by the University of Alicante. She worked as a lecturer at the Arizona State University (Phoenix, USA), where she pursued her second Ph.D. in three years at the College of Languages & Literatures (Department of Romance Languages). She was awarded the qualification of outstanding and, at present, is writing her second doctoral thesis in Spanish Studies (Language and Literature). Her line of research focuses on the study of texts by Hispanic women writers in the United States from a gender perspective, as well as the analysis of the Hispanic community from the postcolonial paradigm. She was the UA Faculty of Arts secretary for six years, where she also was the co-director and founder of the first observatory on gender issues (Women's Observatory) on the campus of Alicante. Her teaching activity is focused on gender studies through modern English literature (nineteenth and twentieth centuries) and eighteenth-century English literature.

Lines of research

  • Hispanic literature in the United States
  • Gender studies and feminism
  • 20th century English and American literature


  • “Alianzas literarias y humanísticas en la literatura chicana y centroamericana. El caso de Graciela Limón”. Antipodas, Journal of Hispanic and Galician Studies. Universidad de Sydney (Australia), 13/14, pp. 14-16. 2000. ISSN 0113-2415.
  • “Los espejos multifocales de la cultura chicana en el performance de Guillermo Gómez-Peña”. Temas y variaciones de literatura. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (México D.F). pp. 240-265. 2000. ISSN 1405-9959
  • “La respuesta irónico-feminista en la poesía de Margarita Cota-Cárdenas”. Fem. Difusión Cultural Feminista, A.C. México D.F. pp. 34-38. 2000.
  • “Delmira Agustini”. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Spanish American Poets. María Salgado, ed. Gale. Michigan. 2004. ISBN-10 0787668273

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University Institute for Gender Studies Research (IUIEG)

Universidad de Alicante
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Alicante (Spain)

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