Dr Asier Altuna is chairperson of AEDEI (Spanish Association for Irish Studies), a full-time lecturer in English at the University of Deusto, Bilbao and director of the Erasmus Mundus Master of Arts in Euroculture. Basque Government postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Irish Studies NUI Galway, Ireland and Deusto University 2003-8. Visiting lecturer at UNAM, Mexico, Pune University, India, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman and Nizwa University Oman. European TUNING expert (Projects in Lithuania, Russia and India) in the subject field area of English philology, involved in the European Project SPEAQ on quality assurance and enhancement in Higher Education and currently taking part in a Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Spain project on the dysfunctional Irish family. He has published on 19th cent. Spain and the Basque Country in Irish writing, and multicultural and transcultural Ireland. He has edited Re-Writing Boundaries: Critical Approaches in Irish Studies (PPU, 2007), New Perspectives on James Joyce: Ignatius Loyola, make haste to help me! (Deusto UP, 2009) and Rethinking Citizenship: New Voices in Euroculture (Groningen UP, 2013).