Claudia Milian (Ph.D., American Studies, Brown University) is Associate Professor of Romance Studies and Director of the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South at Duke University. She is the author of Latining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies (University of Georgia Press, 2013) and the forthcoming monograph, LatinX: Present Tense and Tensions (University of Minnesota Press, 2019). Her research areas include theories of LatinX contemporaneity; southern imaginaries and Global South studies; environmental humanities; Central American and Mesomaerican migrations and semiotics of disorientation; and LatinX experimental arts and poetics. She is the editor of two special journal issues of Cultural Dynamics: “Theorizing LatinX” (2017) and “LatinX Studies: Variations and Velocities” (2019). Milian is also coeditor of two special issues: “Interoceanic Diasporas and the Panama Canal’s Centennial” in The Global South (2012) and “U.S. Central Americans: Representations, Agency, and Communities” in Latino Studies (2013). Her recent writings have appeared in English Language Notes (ELN); The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature; Junot Díaz and the Decolonial Imaginary; The Cambridge Companion to Latina/o American Literature; Keywords for Southern Studies; Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies; and The Miami Rail.