Elena Avanzas Álvarez

Elena Avanzas Álvarez is a third-year PhD Candidate at the University of Oviedo, Spain. She has been researching crime fiction with a gender perspective for the last three years and is currently writing her thesis on women’s representation in 21st-century crime fiction. Her research about Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, Scandinavian crime fiction, and women’s issues has been published in journals, and her MA thesis about performativity and discourse analysis on the TV show Rizzoli & Isles won the First Gender and Diversity Award in 2014. She is also the founder of Books & Reviews, a blog focused on crime fiction and Women’s Studies. Elena currently lives in Spain with her family and her tenacious Border collie, Sil.