Rocío Cobo-Piñero is a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of Seville, Spain, in the Department of Literatures in English. She has been a visiting scholar at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, and the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR, University of Central Lancashire). Her current research interest is queer and transgender representations in contemporary Afrodiasporic writing. She has published, among others, in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing; Atlantis; Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of Literatures in English and Cultural Studies; and Revista Co-herencia. Dr. Cobo-Piñero is the author of the book Sounds of the Diaspora: Blues and Jazz in Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Gayl Jones (Arcibel, 2015. Published in Spanish).