Isabel Alonso Breto




Isabel Alonso Breto earned her PhD from the University of Barcelona in 2003, with a thesis that explored the connections between postmodernism and the writing of diasporic Afro-Caribbean-Canadian author Marlene Nourbese Philip. Since then, she has carried on research on different areas of the postcolonial literatures in English, and has published on the work of authors of Caribbean, South Asian, African and Canadian origin. Her articles mostly focus on issues of cultural identity, migration and displacement, and on the various forms in which fiction and poetry negotiate and transgress boundaries of different types.


She was the founder and co-director of the creative writing courses “Escriure és creure és creure,” offered at UB, and besides having authored some published short stories and translations, she has written and lectured on the teaching of creative writing. She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), University of Ottawa, and University of Toronto (Canada). At present, she is the Vicedirector of the Centre for Australian Studies at the University of (Barcelona, as well as a member of RATNAKARA, a research group devoted to the study of the literatures and cultures of the Indian Ocean (, and of INDAGAnglès, a consolidated teaching innovation group.