Gabriel T. Saxton-Ruiz is a professor of Humanistic Studies and Spanish 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 20th and 21st 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) which explores the complex relationship between literature and the recent violent history of Peru. His current book project is a translation anthology tentatively titled Bajo un nuevo sol: Peruvian Fiction in the Twenty-First Century.