Nadia Villafuerte (México, 1978), studied music and journalism. Her published works are two books of short stories, Barcos en Houston (Conaculta, 2005) and ¿Te gusta el látex, cielo? (Conaculta, 2008); and the novel Por el lado salvaje (Ediciones B, 2011). She is included in the anthologies México 20: New Voices, Old Traditions (Pushkin Press, 2015) and Palabras Mayores, nueva narrativa mexicana (Malpaso Ediciones, 2015), among others. Her short stories and essays have been published in Colombia, Panamá, México, Cuba, Argentina, Spain, and the United States. She received an MFA from the Creative Writing Program in Spanish at NYU, where she is finishing a PhD in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures. Her research interests are migration and borderlands studies, Central American and Mexican literatures and cultures. Her dissertation focuses on the borderlands between Guatemala and Mexico and those more subjective borders imposed by history such as race.