Gustavo Fares is a Professor at Lawrence University, where he specializes in teaching Spanish language and cultures, Latin American and cultural studies. A native of Argentina, he received a J.D. Law Degree, from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, in Argentina, two Master degrees from West Virginia University, one in in Foreign Languages and Literature and another in Painting, and a Ph. D. in Latin American Literature with emphasis in cultural studies from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of five books, among them The Immense Minority. Latin@s in the United States and their Positional Identities (Buenos Aires: Dunken, 2014) (in Spanish), Imagining Comala. The Space in Juan Rulfo's Works (Peter Lang, 1991) (in Spanish), and Contemporary Argentinean Women Writers: A Critical Anthology (U. P. of Florida, 1998, with E. Hermann). Fares has published numerous articles and presented many papers in national and international scholarly conferences, on topics such as literature, visual arts, Latin American cultures, women studies, and border studies. In 2004 he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, in Mendoza, Argentina, where he taught a graduate seminar on culture and identity. In the Fall of 2008 Fares was selected to be part of the University of Virginia's Semester at Sea, a study abroad program that put Fares, his family, 700 students and 30 faculty on a ship for a four-month voyage around the world. Fares taught three courses, two in comparative literature in English and a drawing class, and lead student trips to the Kek Lok Si Temple in Malaysia, the Cape of Good Hope, Capetown and on a tented safari in South Africa, St. Thomas Mount in Chennai, India and the Sacred Arts Museum in Salvador, Brazil. In addition to teaching, Fares is also an accomplished visual artist. He has had numerous solo and group exhibits, both in the United States and abroad, and has taught several university courses on visual arts.