Miguel Rosas Buendia is a first-year Ph.D. student, originally from Lima, Perú. He holds a B.A. in Hispanic Literature from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and a M.A. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Illinois, Chicago. His interests include 19th-century literature, avant-garde poetry, urban chronicles, and literary theory. He is currently working on Latin American travel writing from 19th-century, especially focused on the Andean region and Brazil.
Claudia Becerra Méndez is a first-year Ph.D student from Bayamón, Puerto Rico. She earned her B.A in Hispanic Studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Her current interests include nation-building narratives, cultural and literary exchanges between Spain and the Caribbean, Latin American poetry, and woman and gender studies.
Carlos Yushimito del Valle (BA, Universidad de San Marcos, 2002; MA, Villanova University, 2010) is interested in Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature, with special emphasis on 20th and 21st Century Andean Region and Southern Cone Poetry and Narrative. His research also include Latin America Modern Cultural History, Japanese Diaspora in South America and Narrative Poetics. He is also a widely published author of short stories, some of them translated into English, French and Portuguese. His last collection, “Lecciones para un niño que llega tarde”, was published in Barcelona, in 2011.