Faculty note: Saxton-Ruiz

Gabriel T. Saxton-Ruiz, associate professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, served as guest editor for the January 2015 issue of Words Without Borders. He wrote the intro — there’s a little UW-Green Bay connection in there, too — and translated two of the pieces featured in the issue. Words without Borders is an online magazine for international literature. The January issue was dedicated to Uchronia, the genre of speculative fiction that imagines divergent histories for world events, and featured writers from Sweden, France, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Chile, and Peru. For example, the piece from Mexico writer Bernardo Fernández, aka Bef, imagines a face-off between Maximilian I and the digital ghost of Benito Juárez.