Thania Muñoz Davaslioglu, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Thania Muñoz Davaslioglu is an Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American and Latina/o studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She received her Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of California, Irvine in 2015. Her academic and research interests are based on the cultural and political relations between the U.S., Mexico, and South America. Dr. Muñoz is interested in the changing conditions of literary production and reception: who gets to say what is included or excluded, and what is worth remembering? These are the questions she asks about Spanish-language materials that focus on immigration from Latin America to the United States, from the 20th Century to the present. She uses memory studies and an intertextual approach to explore how Spanish language narratives negotiate belonging and the boundaries of the United States cultural memory.
Dr. Muñoz was a member of a community-based, artist-run organization: Workshop for Community Arts (WCA); located in Santa Ana, the WCA facilitates creative workshops and events. She specifically participated in two of their projects: “Cartonera Cartography” (August 2012) and “Fullerton Cartonographies” (November 2012). These art projects brought artists and residents together to create – by means of writing, photography, art, and cardboard – a “cartonera guidebook” of the city of Santa Ana and Fullerton.
Fabio Chee Madrigal, Co-Editor-in-Chief / Lead Design
Dr. Fabio Chee Madrigal is a lecturer in Modern Language Studies at the California State University, San Marcos. He received his Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of California, Irvine in 2011. His research interests involve the study of the Latina/o and Chicana/o subject in literature and visual media. Dr. Chee Madrigal is invested in exploring issues in Chicana/o and Latina/o identity formation from a multi-critical perspective including psychoanalysis and popular culture studies. His current research is focused on the study of science fiction film and television. His latest article, “Science Fiction and Latino Studies Today… and in the Future,” appears as a chapter in The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture.
Dr. Chee Madrigal is also a fiction writer. His poetry and short stories have appeared in literary journals such as Label Me Latina/o (U.S.A.), Los noveles (Spain), and Círculo de poesía (Mexico). His first poetry collection is Migraciones de la lengua.