Dr. Ana Belén Martínez García
Working Group Leader 5
Ana Belén Martínez García holds a PhD in English Studies and Comparative Literature by the University of Oviedo (Spain, 2010). She studied for a year at the University of Leeds (UK) as an undergraduate, and did self-funded research conducive to her doctoral dissertation in the United States for 4 years. She has combined work and research, together with vocational training, from an early age, spending long periods of time abroad in diverse countries. She has served as an interpreter/linguistic tutor at several venues. Since 2013 she has worked at the University of Navarra in Spain, where she teaches Business Communication and World Literatures in English as well as Academic Writing for postgraduates. She is now Associate Professor at ISSA School of Applied Management, where she is also Vice-Dean of Students, and she collaborates with the Bonds, Creativity and Culture hub at the Institute for Culture and Society of the same University. She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Narrative and the International Auto/Biography Association, among others. Her research focuses on human rights life narratives, and the relationship between social justice and empathy. She is especially interested in the phenomenon of youth and other disadvantaged individuals, such as migrants, fighting stereotypes and becoming activists. Her publications include articles in a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, Life Writing, Narrative, Biography, the book New Forms of Self-Narration: Young Women, Life Writing and Human Rights (Palgrave, 2020), and the co-edited volume Representing 21st-Century Migration in Europe: Performing Borders, Identities and Texts (Berghahn, 2022).