María Yazmina Moreno-Florido is from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (The Canary Islands, Spain). She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She specializes in twentieth-century Spanish Literature and Culture, Queer Studies, and Cultural Studies. Her theoretical focus is on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and nationalism from the end of the Francoist dictatorship to the turn of the century.