While currently working on her Ph.D. at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Professor Ainhoa Amestoy has quite a trajectory in theater as well as academia. She has the equivalent of B.A. degrees in Theatrical Direction and Dramaturgy from the Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático in Madrid and in Comparative Literature from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, also an M.A. in Language Sciences and Literature from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She teaches in various US university programs in Spain and also works as an actress, theatre director, writer and cultural manager.