Alvaro Torres-Calderón, Ph.D., (Translator)
Alvaro Torres-Calderón, Ph.D., is from Lima, Perú. He received his degree in Law and Political Sciences at the Universidad de Lima. He went on to earn a M.A. degree in Romance Languages from The University of Memphis and a Doctorate in Spanish from Florida State University. His specialization is 19th and 20th Century Latin American Literature. He serves as Associate Professor of Spanish at North Georgia College & State University. His publications include: "Alejo Carpentier y el Hombre Fronterizo: Una Constante en el Reino de Este Mundo" for the book Alejo Carpentier ante la crítica. Caracas, Monte Avila. 2005. He has contributed for the Peruvian Literary Journal Tinta Expresa with the article "Nación, Identidad y Frontera en la Prosa de Clorinda Matto de Turner". He published in the U.S. several poems for the Stonepile Writers Anthologies from the North Georgia College and State University Press in November 2010 and 2011. His book of poems is Claroscuro published in Lima, Línea Andina. 2010. His interests include Music, Film, Theater, Integration Law, Latin-American and Spanish female writers, José Martí, and Latin American civilization.
León Chang Shik, Ph.D., (Translator)
León Chang Shik, Ph.D., was born in Caracas, Venezuela. León earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish at Florida State University. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Claflin University in South Carolina. His areas of research are Nineteenth-and-Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Literature; Modernism; Diaspora Studies; Travel Literature, and Post-Colonial Studies.
María José Maguire (Translator)
María José Maguire is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Flagler College. Her area of specialization is 19th and 20th Century Latin American Literature. She currently teaches both upper and lower division courses in Spanish language and culture. She is also an executive member in the area of education for the Hispanic Heritage Council of St. Johns County.
Victoria L. McCard, Ph.D., (Translator)
Victoria L. McCard, Ph.D., is Professor of Spanish at the University of North Georgia, specializing in contemporary Latin American literature. She has published articles on the subaltern in Julio Cortázar, Pablo Neruda’s banquet, literary depictions of soldaderas of the Mexican Revolution, the double life of the jinetera in Daína Chaviano and approaches to authority in the stories of Nancy Alonso. She collaborated on Havana is a Really Big City, a translation of the stories of Mirta Yáñez.