Aarón Aguilar-Ramírez is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Whitman College. He completed his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in 2017. His research focuses on the representations of inter-ethnic Latina/o cultural exchange in migrant narrative and U.S. popular culture.
Marlon Aquino completed his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in 2018. He is originally from Lima (Peru) where he received a B.A. in Latin American Literature from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. After graduation, he worked as a teacher, journalist, and editor in Peru. His main interests lie in the relationship between literature and mass media in Latin America. His dissertation project explores the impact of cinema, radio, and television on Peruvian novels from the 20th and 21st century. Marlon is also the author of the novel Las tristezas fugitivas (Magreb 2011).
Dissertation: “Reconexiones con el Consumo Masivo: Las Novelas Peruanas sobre los Medios”
Jack Martinez Arias
Jack received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2017. His academic interests include: Andean literature and interrelations of literature, economy, and politics in Latin America narrative. As a fiction writer, he has published the novels Bajo la sombra (Animal de invierno 2014) and Sustitución (Emecé Planeta 2017). Currently, he is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Hispanic Studies Department at Hamilton College.
Minwook completed his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in 2018. He received a B.A in Spanish from Seoul National University in 2009 and a M.A in Latin American Literature from Seoul National University in 2012. His academic goals are oriented toward Latin American literature, more specifically to the novel theory and the representation of reality. In his master´s thesis, he applied Ricoeur's theory to the essays of the Mexican author Carlos Fuentes to reveal the universal value of Latin American works. He specializes in Mexican literature and culture in the late 19th century, with an emphasis on “Modernismo” and gender and sexualities.
Dissertation: “Deseos Desbordados y Cuerpos Degenerados: Narrativas Modernistas en el Fin del Siglo XIX Mexicano”