Julio Cañero Serrano graduated in English Philology from the University of Alcalá (Extraordinary Prize, 1993), where he took his Doctorate in English Philology (1998). Tenured Professor since 2003, he has been awarded three research and four teaching assessments. He has carried out research stays at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA) and the University of Limerick (Ireland). He has been Assistant Director (2003-2011), Academic Registrar (2011-2013) and Director (2013-2019) of the University of Alcalá’s Benjamin Franklin University Research Institute of American Studies.
His research focuses on the culture, politics and society of the USA, with an emphasis on the literary and linguistic tradition of the Latino population. He has led or been responsible for six research projects or grants and has taken part in another six. He is member of the Fourth Year of English Studies (FYES) teaching innovation group and has supervised four doctoral theses. As for knowledge transfer, his expertise in North American Studies has led to numerous media appearances.
He is author of Literatura Chicana: La experiencia colonial interna en las obras de Rudolfo Anaya (2017) and has edited or co-edited, among others, North America and Spain: Transversal Perspectives (2017) and On the Edge of the Panel: Essays on Comics Criticism (2015). He has written articles in leading journals and book chapters in national and international publications. He has organized or sat on the scientific committee of twenty national and international conferences and seminars. He is director of the Colección Benjamin Franklin (2013) and of the academic journal REDEN (2019). He is also on the board of the HispaUSA association and treasurer of the European American Studies Network (ASN).