Yvette Benavides is a professor of English at Our Lady of the Lake University. She serves on the advisory and programming committees for the San Antonio Book Festival and is a book critic for the San Antonio Express News. She is a commentator for “Fronteras” and “Texas Matters” on Texas Public Radio. Her work has been published in a number of publications including, Latina, The Pedagogy of Pop, The Rivard Report, The Texas Observer, The Americas Review. Her short fiction has been published in Huizache magazine, the Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, and the Belleview Literary Review.