María del Rosario Acosta López is a Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of California, Riverside, and until very recently she was Associate Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, Chicago. She teaches and conducts research on Romanticism and German Idealism, aesthetics and philosophy of art, contemporary political European philosophy, and Latin American studies, with an emphasis on trauma and memory. She has edited and coedited more than 10 volumes and several special issues. She is the author of a book on silence and art in German Romanticism (2006), La tragedia como conjuro on the political sublime/ Friedrich Schiller (Universidad de los Andes, 2008), and recently Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom (co-editor Jeffrey Powell, SUNY, 2018). Currently she is preparing a book on philosophical approaches to memory after trauma, a monograph on Schiller in English, Aesthetics as Critique, and three special issues: on "Philosophy in Colombia" for Philosophical Readings, coedited with Miguel Gualdrón, "Collective Temporalities: a Decolonial Approach" for Diacritics, coedited with Gustavo Quintero, and "Filosofía y conflicto en Colombia: voces femeninas" for Ideas y Valores.
Andy Rafael Aguilera is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of History at the University of Michigan. As a Rackham Merit fellow, he studies twentieth-century Mexican American history, focusing on questions of racial and ethnic identity in Los Angeles and the US West. He received his MA in history from Indiana University-Bloomington, while also serving as a graduate assistant at the Latina/o Studies Program, and received his BA from Seattle University. A son of Mexican immigrants, his experiences in Los Angeles, rural Idaho, and Seattle have informed his intellectual interests and professional pursuits.
Diana Aldrete is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Language and Culture Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Her areas of research include Mexican literary, cultural, and film studies, human rights narratives in Latin America, representations of violence in Latin American narratives, and twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latinx/Queer representations in Mexican and Latin American narratives.
Ángela María Duarte Pardo es Matemática y profesional en Lenguajes y Estudios Socioculturales de la Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. Magíster en Filosofía de la misma universidad. Su interés actual está centrado en la posibilidad de generar, a partir de la experiencia de lectura y/o producción de formas de representación, espacios de colaboración y crítica que permitan abonar el camino para la transformación cultural. Ha trabajado además en proyectos de educación para la ciudadanía y la diversidad. Es actualmente profesora de Filosofía del Colegio Marymount.
Tania Ganitsky (Bogotá) is an award-wining poet with three published collections: Dos cuerpos menos won the Premio Nacional de Poesía Obra Inédita in 2014; Cráter (2017) is the result of a collaboration with visual artist José Sarmiento and was funded by Bogotá's secretary of culture; Desastre lento (2018) was published by La Universidad Externado de Colombia. In 2018 she founded and coedited the first two issues of La trenza, a fanzine that promotes a reflective approach to contemporary poetry, written by women-identifying Colombian poets. She contributes with essays, reviews, and poetry translations to various literary and cultural magazines and has taught Modern World Literature and Feminism and Philosophy seminars at the University of Warwick, where she completed a PhD in philosophy and literature.
Juana Iris Goergen was born in Puerto Rico. She is Associate Professor in Modern Languages at DePaul University, where she has directed the Spanish Program (2000–2007 and 2016–2017), and is affiliated with Latin American and Latino Studies. As a poet she has published La sal de las brujas (Finalist Letras de oro, 1997), La piel a medias (2001), Las ilusas/Dreamers (2008), and Mar en los huesos (2017), and she has edited eight poetry anthologies. She is the initiator and [End Page 157] co-organizer in Chicago of the International Poetry Festival/Poesía. Some of her poetry has been translated to German and French. She has received the Contra/Tiempo and José Revueltas Poetry awards in Chicago and several teaching awards, most recently the Latino...