Patricia Bastida Rodríguez is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of the Balearic Islands, where she teaches mainly English literature, women's writing and gender studies both at graduate and postgraduate levels. After obtaining her PhD in English and Gender Studies at the University of Oviedo, she has specialised in contemporary Anglophone literature by women, a field on which she has published extensively. Her current research focuses on gender, ethnicity and urban interaction in twenty-first-century Anglophone literature.
She has published in international specialised journals such as The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, The European Journal of English Studies, Atlantis o The European Journal of Women's Studies. Among her recent publications we can mention 'Afropolitan in the Their Own Way: Writing and Self-Identification in Aminatta Forna and Chika Unigwe' (European Journal of English Studies, 21:2, 2017), 'The Invisible Flaneuse: European Cities and the African Sex Worker in Chika Unigwe's On Black Sisters' Street' (Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 49 (2), 2014) and 'El doble Bildungsroman en la narrativa británica contemporánea: Transformaciones desde la escritura diaspórica femenina' (Oceánide, 4, 2012), as well as the co-edition of the books De-centring Cultural Studies. Past, Present and Future of Popular Culture (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), Nación, diversidad y género. Perspectivas críticas (Anthropos, 2010) and Entre la calma y la inspiración. Diccionario de autores anglófonos en Baleares (J. Olañeta Editor, 2015). She has also authored the books Santa o hereje: la otra Teresa de Ávila en Impossible Saints de Michèle Roberts (Edicions UIB, 2006) and Santas improbables: Re/visiones de mitología cristiana en autoras contemporáneas (KRK, 1999).
She has been guest researcher at several British universities such as the University of the West of England, the University of Edinburgh or the University of York, and participated in several funded research projects, the last of them titled 'Embodied encounters and alternative knowledges: inhabiting and creating transnational cities'. She has been granted two six-year research periods and has been a member of the Board of Referees of the specialised journals Atlantis and Oceánide, both in SCOPUS. She is currently Copy Editor of Atlantis, indexed in JCR or MLA, among other databases. Since 2008 she has been co-director of the English Studies series at Edicions UIB.