Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz is a professor of Spanish and 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, and representations of violence in cultural productions. He is the author of Forasteros en tierra extraña: La nueva narrativa peruana y la violencia política (2012). His current book project is a translation anthology tentatively titled Bajo un nuevo sol: Peruvian Fiction in the Twenty-First Century. His scholarly articles and translations have appeared in diverse publications in the USA, Cuba, and Peru.