Marisol Morales-Ladrón is Vice-President for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Alcalá, Spain, and has served as Head of Department, Director of Academic Affairs, Chair of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI), and executive member of the boards of several national and international associations. In 2008, she was Visiting Lecturer at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and during the 2013-14 academic year she was appointed Fellow Professor at University College Dublin.
She holds a PhD in comparative literature (1998) and has received BAs in English studies (1991), Spanish studies (1994) and psychology (2012). Her areas of research include contemporary Irish literature, gender studies, and the interrelationship between literature and psychology.
She has been principal researcher in several nationally funded projects as well as coordinator of teaching innovation projects at the University of Alcalá. She is a peer reviewer for the Italian Evaluation Agency ANVUR, a member of the international panel of project evaluators at the National Forum for he Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Ireland) and a member of the pool of experts conducting evaluations within the EUA’s Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP).
Marisol has written the books Breve introducción a la literatura comparada (1999) and Las poéticas de James Joyce y Luis Martín-Santos (2005), and edited the volumes Postcolonial and Gender Perspectives in Irish Studies (2007) and Family and Dysfunction in Contemporary Irish Narrative and Film (2016). She also co-edited the monograph Glocal Ireland: Current Perspectives on Literature and the Visual Arts (2011), as well as two other studies on feminist criticism: Mosaicos y taraceas: Desconstrucción feminista de los discursos del género (2000) and (Trans)formaciones de las sexualidades y el género (2001).
She has published articles on a variety of English and Irish authors, which have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, and she sits on the board of advisors and referees of several international journals.