Irene Sanz Alonso is an Assistant Professor in the Department Modern Philology of the University of Alcalá. She has worked as an English teacher for the Spanish Ministry of Defence and as a secondary education teacher. Her PhD dissertation, entitled “Redefining Humanity in Science Fiction: The Alien from an Ecofeminist Perspective”, was focused on several science fiction works and how they represented alterity from an ecofeminist approach. Her main research interests are ecofeminism, science fiction and fantasy.
She has been a member of the Spanish research group on ecocriticism (GIECO) since 2007 and was a member of the Advisory Board of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE) from 2016 to 2020. She has been a member of the Editorial Board of Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment since its creation in 2010, first as an editorial assistant and then as the secretary.
She has participated in several research projects such as «Historias para el cambio», Acis&Galatea (H2015/HUM-3362) and Aglaya “Estrategias de innovación en mitocrítica cultural” (H2019/HUM-5714 ).
«Spanish Literature and Ecofeminism». En The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature. Douglas A. Vakoch (ed.) (Routledge, 2022). https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Ecofeminism-and-Literature/Vakoch/p/book/9781032050119