María Asunción Gómez is Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages at Florida International University. She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, a M.A. in Comparative Literature from West Virginia University, and a B.A. in Philology and Humanities from the University of Salamanca (Spain).
Her research interests cover a broad range of topics in modern Hispanic literatures, popular culture, gender and film studies, as well as translation studies. The focus of her publications is the representation of gender and the body, motherhood, gender violence, myth and feminism, gender identity and performance, and issues related to film spectatorship.