Rosalía Baena is Associate Professor of English at the University of Navarra. She has been teaching courses on English literature and culture since 1997. She is a member of a teaching project on Transformative Reading in collaboration with the University of Malaga and Fundación Tatiana Pérez. Her recent book chapter ¿Reading for Pleasure: from Narrative Competence to Character Education¿ (Literature and Character Education, Routledge, 2022), reflects her interest in the value of teaching literature to university students. Her main research interests deal with narrative theory, life writing, and contemporary fiction. She has published a full-length study on South African literature and has edited three books on multicultural literature, Tricks with a Glass: Writing Ethnicity in Canada (Rodopi), Small Worlds: Transcultural Visions of Childhood (EUNSA), and Transculturing Auto/Biography: Forms of Life Writing (Routledge). As part of a research project on ¿Narrative Emotions and Identity¿, she has explored issues of Englishness and nostalgia both in colonial autobiographies as well as TV period dramas (with publications in English Studies, National Identities and Palgrave). She is currently working on a book project on illness memoirs with publications in Ashgate (2012), ILS: Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (2013), Narrative Works (2014), Concentric (2016), Diegesis (2017), Medical Humanities (2017), Frontiers of Narrative Studies (2020), Prose Studies (2021), and an article in the Routledge Companion to Death and Literature (2021). She is a member of the Research Group ORION. "Orientation: Towards a Dynamic Understanding of Contemporary Fiction and Culture". She is currently Vice-President for Student Affairs and International Relations at the University of Navarra.