Marisol Morales Ladrón is Tenured Professor in the University of Alcalá’s Department of Modern Philology, where she has taught since 1994. She holds degrees in English Philology (1991), Hispanic Philology (1994) and Psychology (2012), and has pursued studies at the University of Alcalá, Spain’s Open University, the Universiteit van Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (United Kingdom). She was awarded the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize (1998-99) and the Prize for Young Researchers (2000). She has achieved three research and four teaching assessments, and from 2015-2018 was Vice-President of Teaching and Students.
In 2008 she was visiting lecturer at the University of Limerick (Ireland), in academic year 2013-2014 she was full-time researcher at University College Dublin (Ireland), and she has carried out more than a dozen teaching and research stays in Ireland, United Kingdom, United States and Brazil. She has led three competitive research projects and taken part in a total of fifteen. Currently, she is participating in a R+D+i Project on ethics and literature in the field of Irish Studies. She coordinates a Teaching Innovation Group, has led various Innovation Projects and formed part of a further seven.
Her publications include the books Breve introducción a la literatura comparada (1999) and Las poéticas de James Joyce y Luis Martín-Santos (2005). She has edited the monographs Postcolonial and Gender Perspectives in Irish Studies (2007) and Family and Dysfunction in Contemporary Irish Narrative and Film (2016), and co-edited Glocal Ireland: Current Perspectives on Literature and the Visual Arts (2011) as well as two collections of 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 also published articles on English, Irish and Hispanic writers in leading national and international journal.
As for management posts, she has been Head of the Department of Modern Philology (2010-2013), Director of Teaching Organization (2015), President of the Spanish Association of Irish Studies (AEDEI, 2007-2014), member of the Managing Committees of AEDEI (2002-2007) and the Spanish Society of General and Comparative Literature (SELGyC, 2002-2008), and, since 2013, she is European Representative for Irish Studies on the Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literature (IASIL). She currently serves as external evaluator on several international research panels in the fields of teaching, research and quality, including the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Ireland) and the European University Association - Institutional Evaluation Program.