Dr. Natalia Villanueva-Nieves earned her doctoral degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Chicana and Chicano Studies and her master’s degree from Utrecht University in Comparative Literary Studies. Her research focuses on the relationship between contemporary systems of power and affect in Latina literary and cultural representations via a trans-Americas feminist approach. Her hemispheric perspective is reflective in her professional talks and publications. Her articles and collaborations have been published in Latin America, Europe and the United States. In addition to her research agenda, Dr. Villanueva-Nieves has several years of experience as instructor of Latina/o/x and Chicana/o/x literature, culture and critical thought.