MIRIAM LÓPEZ-RODRIGUEZ teaches in the Department of English at the University of Málaga, Spain. She is a member of the research group working on American Studies there and was co-organizer of the international conferences on American theatre held in May 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2009. Her doctoral dissertation on Louisa May Alcott was published by the University of Málaga. She held a Fulbright Fellowship to study the Sophie Treadwell Papers at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She has co-edited Staging a Cultural Paradigm: The Political and the Personal in American Drama (PIE-Peter Lang, 2002), Women’s Contribution to Nineteenth-Century American Drama (Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat de València, 2004) and Broadway Bravest Woman: Selected Writings by Sophie Treadwell (Southern Illinois University Press, 2006). Dr López is the Treasurer of SAAS (Spanish Association for American Studies) and Vice-Head of her Department.