Marinela Freitas is a researcher at the Margarida Losa Institute for Comparative Literature (Univ.Porto), where she is preparing a Post-doc on Posthumanism, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). She holds a Ph.D. in Anglo-American Studies from the University of Porto, on the poetry and poetics of Emily Dickinson and Luiza Neto Jorge. She has published in the areas of Comparative Literature, Portuguese and North-American Literatures, Feminist Studies, Queer Theory, and Utopian Studies. She is the author ofEmily Dickinson e Luiza Neto Jorge: Quantas Faces? (Afrontamento, 2014), and co-editor of several books, including New Portuguese Letters to the World: International Reception (with Ana Luísa Amaral and Ana Paula Ferreira, Peter Lang, 2015), Novas Cartas Portuguesas Entre Portugal e o Mundo (with Ana Luísa Amaral, D. Quixote, 2014) and Utopia Matters (with Fátima Vieira, Uporto, 2005). She has also collaborated in the Portuguese dictionary of feminist criticism (Dicionário da Crítica Feminista, Afrontamento, 2004) and in the Portuguese annotated edition of New Portuguese Letters (Novas Cartas Portuguesas, 2010, Dom Quixote). She is a member of the transdisciplinary research project “Utopia, Food and the Future: Utopian thinking and the construction of inclusive societies – a contribution from the Humanities”, funded by the FCT.
Research Areas (key words): Comparative Poetics, Twentieth-century Portuguese Poetry, Nineteenth-century North-American Poetry, Posthuman Studies, Literature and Science, Feminist and Queer Studies, Utopia and Gender