Mario Carrillo is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He holds a B.A. in Hispanic Literature and Language from Universidad Veracruzana and a M.A. in Translation Studies from El Colegio de México. Carrillo was awarded the Lassen Fellowship from the Program of Latin American Studies at Princeton. His research has been focused on the relationship between literature and politics, especially in 60’s Mexican social poetry, and on the cultural, political, and literary repercussions of translational practices in Latin America during the 20th Century. His M.A. dissertation, El traductor en fuga, studies Sergio Pitol’s work and thinking as a translator. At present, his research interests include linguistic and cultural identity, migration, foreignness, and memory in contemporary Hispanic literature and translation.