Oswaldo Estrada is a fiction writer, essayist, and professor of Latin American literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author and editor of several books of literary and cultural criticism, including Ser mujer y estar presente. Disidencias de género en la literatura mexicana contemporánea (UNAM, 2014), Senderos de violencia. Latinoamérica y sus narrativas armadas (Albatros, 2015), Troubled Memories: Iconic Mexican Women and the Traps of Representation (SUNY, 2018), and McCrack: McOndo, el Crack y los destinos de la literatura latinoamericana (Albatros, 2019). His creative writing has appeared in publications like Pembroke Magazine, Border Senses, Rio Grande Review, Literal: Latin American Voices, Suburbano, Hiedra Magazine, and Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures. He is also the author of a children's book, El secreto de los trenes (2018).