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Rafael Acosta Morales is an assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas. He received his PhD from the University of Cornell in 2014.His research interests relate to political theory,Latino studies, comparative literature, and Mexican studies. His work has been published or will appear in Revista Iberoamericana, Latin American Perspectives, Latin American Research Review,and Comparative Literature,among other journals.His current book project,“Drug Lords,Cowboys,and Desperadoes: Matrixes of Violence in the Mexican American Frontier,”studies how affective structures represented in stories illustrate the substrata of political behavior. Jacqueline E. Bixler is professor of Spanish at Virginia Tech, where she teaches Latin American culture and literature and chairs the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.She also currently serves as the editor of the Latin American Theatre Review. Winner of the Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award, the Diggs Teaching Scholar Award, and the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, she is one of ten Alumni Distinguished Professors at Virginia Tech. A specialist on Mexican theater, she is the author or editor of six books: Historias para ser contadas: El teatro de Alejandro Ricaño (LATR Books, 2012); Las mujeres y la dramaturgia mexicana del sigo XX (with Claudia Gidi; Ediciones el Milagro, 2011); Trans/Acting: Latin American and Latino Performance (with Laurietz Seda; Bucknell University Press, 2009); Voces en el umbral: El teatro Contributors 314 Contributors de Rascón Banda (with Stuart Day; Escenología, 2005); Sediciosas seducciones: Sexo, poder y palabras en el teatro de Sabina Berman (Escenología, 2004); and Convention and Transgression: The Theatre of Emilio Carballido (Bucknell University Press, 1997; translated and published in Spanish by the Universidad Veracruzana, 2000). Her articles on Mexican, Argentine, and Chilean theater have appeared in such publications as Latin American Research Review, Theatre Journal, Gestos, Latin American Theatre Review,Conjunto, Tramoya, Revista hispánica moderna, Revista canadiense de estudios hispánicos, and Hispania. She earned her PhD in 1980 from the University of Kansas. Marta Caminero-Santangelo is a professor in the English Department at the University of Kansas, where she currently holds the Frances L. Stiefel Professorship and teaches classes in U.S. Latinx literatures and the literature of social justice. She is also interim director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies . Her academic research in the field of twentieth- and twenty-first-century U.S. Latinx literary studies focuses on the conjunction between literature, group identity, and the ability to promote social change. She has published numerous articles and three books: The Madwoman Can’t Speak, or Why Insanity Is Not Subversive (Cornell University Press, 1998); On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity (University Press of Florida, 2007); and, most recently, Documenting the Undocumented:Latina/o Narrative and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper (University Press of Florida, 2016). She earned a PhD in English from the University of California,Irvine. Debra A. Castillo is Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Emerson Hinchliff Professor of Hispanic Studies, and professor of comparative literature at Cornell University and past president of the international Latin American Studies Association . She specializes in contemporary narrative from the Spanish-speaking world, gender studies, cultural theory, and visual studies. She is author, editor, or translator of ten books, including Talking Back: Strategies for a Latin American Feminist Literary Criticism (1992), Easy Women: Sex and Gender in Modern Mexican Fiction (1998), and (cowritten with María Socorro Tabuenca Córdoba) Border Women: Writing from La Frontera (2002). Her most recent books are Re-dreaming America, Cartographies of Affect: Across Borders in South Asia and the Americas,and Mexican Public Intellectuals. Christopher Conway received his doctorate in 1996 from the University of California , San Diego. He is currently professor of Spanish at the University of Texas Contributors 315 at Arlington.He is the author of Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: A Cultural History (Vanderbilt University Press, 2015) and The Cult of Bolívar in Latin American Literature (University Press of Florida, 2003). He is the editor of The U.S.-Mexican War: A Binational Reader (Hackett Publishing, 2010) and Peruvian Traditions (Oxford University Press, 2004), as well as a co-editor of Bakhtin and the Nation (Bucknell University Press,2000).Conway’s articles on modern Latin American literature and culture have appeared in journals such as Latin American Research Review, Hispanic Review, Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana, and Bulletin of...


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