JESÚS ÁNGEL GONZÁLEZ is a professor of English at the University of Cantabria, Spain, where he teaches English and American literature. He holds an M.A. in Spanish from the Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Salamanca, Spain. He has published La narrativa popular de Dashiell Hammett: Pulps, Cine y Cómics (Valencia University Press, 2002), co-edited The Invention of Illusions: International Perspectives on Paul Auster (Cambridge Scholars, 2011) and written a number of articles on American Literature and Film, which have been published in Literature/Film Quarterly, Comparative American Studies, The Journal of Popular Culture, Atlantis, Western American Literature and The Journal of Transnational American Studies. His most recent research deals with the American West and its effects on American and international culture, literature and film.
He was Language Policy Advisor at the University of Cantabria (2012-2015) and Academic Director for International Relations (2015-2020), and has been Academic Director for Internationalization at Home since 2020.