Licia Fiol-Matta is Visiting Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University. She received an AB from Princeton University and a PhD from Yale University, both in Comparative Literature. She is the author of A Queer Mother for the Nation: The State and Gabriela Mistral (Minnesota) and The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music (Duke). Fiol-Matta is co-editor of the series New Directions in Latino American Cultures (Palgrave). Her recent publications include "Queer/Sexualities," in Martínez-San Miguel, Sifuentes-Jáuregui, and Belausteguigoitia, eds., Critical Terms in Latin American and Caribbean Thought (Palgrave), and “A Queer Mother for the Nation Redux: Gabriela Mistral in the Twenty-First Century,” Radical History Review. She is co-editor of The Puerto Rico Reader: History, Culture, Politics (under contract, Duke). Fiol-Matta writes on Latin American cultural studies, women's and gender studies, and music.