Gabriel T. Saxton-Ruiz is Associate Professor of Spanish (Latin American Literature & Culture) at the University of the Incarnate Word. Before coming to UIW, he was an Associate Professor of Spanish & Latin American Studies and Vice Chair of Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He received his BA in Spanish and French from Virginia Tech, and his MA and PhD in Modern Foreign Languages from the University of Tennessee. His research interests include twentieth and twenty-first-century Latin American literature, popular culture studies, cultural gastronomy and representations of violence in various types of cultural productions. He is the author of Forasteros en tierra extraña (2012). Saxton-Ruiz is also the Editor-in-Chief of Stories From Peru, an online magazine of Peruvian literature in translation into English. His scholarly articles and translations have appeared in diverse publications in the UK, USA, Cuba and Peru including Words Without Borders, Revista Hiedra and Revista Conjunto-Casa de las Américas.