Irene Villaescusa Illán is Assistant Professor in the Literary and Cultural Analysis Program (LCA). She also teaches in the Spanish Program and the AUC. She has been working at the UvA since 2015. Prior to the Netherlans she was a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and at the University of Utrecht.
She obtained her PhD at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) in 2017 with a project on Hispano-Filipino literature. Her research interests include peripheral or border Hispanic literatures with an emphasis on gender, ecofeminism and translation.
2017 PhD Cultural Analysis – ASCA, University of Amsterdam
2012 MA Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies – University of Hong Kong
2010 MA Applied Linguistics to Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language – Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
2002 Postgraduate Certificate of Education (CAP) – Universidad de Granada
2001 BA English Philology – Universidad de Murcia and University of Leeds