Leticia Alvarado is an assistant professor of American studies and ethnic studies in the Department of American Studies, Brown University. She is currently a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow hosted by UCLA's Chicano Studies Research Center, where she is completing her book manuscript tentatively titled “Abject Performances: Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production.” She has published in the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies and Latino Studies.

Mario Alejandro Ariza was born in Santo Domingo but grew up between Miami and the Dominican Republic. He currently teaches Spanish and history at a suburban Boston private school. The recipient of a Breadloaf Writers Conference work-study scholarship, his poetry and prose appear or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, The Baffler, Bodega Magazine, Guernica, Lunaluna, the Rumpus, and Keep This Bag Away from Children.

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