Originally from Baltimore, MD, Rebecca Garonzik has been a graduate student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill since 2007. She received her BA in Spanish Languages and Literatures from Goucher College in 2005, and her MA in English and Comparative Literature from UNC in 2009. Her areas of comparative focus are contemporary Latin American literature and contemporary Latina/o literature, and she is currently writing her dissertation on the intersection of eroticism and politics in contemporary Latin American and Latina/o lit. She has published articles in Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana, Letras Femeninas, and Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura, and she was one of the founding members of the Literatures of the Americas Working Group. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike, salsa dancing, singing in her church-choir, and watching a good movie with her boyfriend.