Bieke Willem is as a postdoctoral research fellow affiliated with the Spanish section of the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University. Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ilse Logie she wrote her doctoral thesis on the representation of urban space in contemporary Chilean literature. She holds a PhD and a M.A. in Literature and Linguistics from Ghent University. Her research interests revolve mostly around the issues of literary spatiality, literary representations of the Latin-American city, nostalgia and melancholy, contemporariness and everydayness in literature, autofiction and intimacy.