Belén Martín-Lucas is Associate Professor at the University of Vigo Spain) where she teaches Postcolonial Literatures in English and Diasporic Film and Literatures. Her publications focus on the politics of resistance in contemporary postcolonial feminist fiction, looking at the diverse strategies employed in literary works, such as tropes and genres. She has co-edited the volumes Global Neo-imperialism and National Resistance: Approaches from Postcolonial Studies (2004), Challenging Cultural Practices in Contemporary Post-Colonial Societies (2001), and Reading Multiculturalism: Contemporary Postcolonial Literatures (2000), published by the U. of Vigo P, and a Special Issue of The Atlantic Literary Review on National Literatures in English and the Global Market (New Delhi 2001).