M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo holds a B.A. in English (with honors) from the Universidad de Alcalá (Madrid, Spain) and a Ph.D. (sobresaliente cum laude) in American Studies, also from the Universidad de Alcalá. She has published extensively on early American literature and history in journals such as Clepsydra, Sederi: Yearbook for the Spanish and Portuguese Renaissance Studies Association, Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses, Americana, etc. She is referee for the Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. Her main research fields are early American colonial literature, captivity narratives, women’s studies and popular culture and literature. She is currently at work in a book tentatively titled "'En tierra tan mala y tan extraña': Visions and Representations of America in Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca's 'Naufragios' and William Bradford's 'Of Plymouth Plantation.'" Her first book, a study on intertextuality, parodies, and sequels, published by McFarland, came out in early 2011. She is currently teaching at ESNE – Universidad Camilo José Cela (Madrid).