Dr. Ecaterina Pătrașcu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages, “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy, Bucharest, Romania. Her research interests are mainly related to the British and American postmodern novel and to postcolonial literature, with a specific focus on India. She was also the beneficiary of a postdoctoral fellowship in Trauma Studies, “Trauma – between Aesthetics and Ideology”, Faculty of Philosophy and Socio-Political Studies, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iasi, Romania. She holds her M.A. in Literatures of English Expression, University of Bucharest, Romania and her B.A. in English and Romanian, “Al. I Cuza” University, Iasi, Romania. She holds four research fellowships in U.K. and U.S.A. in the fields of postcolonialism and postmodernism. She has participated in about thirty international conferences in U.K., Spain, Portugal, India, and Romania, acting as Resource Person and Chief Guest in Pune, Solapur and Lucknow conferences. She is the author of forty articles published in ISI Thompson Conference Proceedings and indexed international journals in Spain, U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Romania and India. She is author of various book chapters and of the book Historical Reality and Imagination. The Postmodern British and American Novel, Institutul European Publishing House, Iasi, Romania.