Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel is the Marta Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies at the University of Miami. She received her BA from the University of Puerto Rico and her MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught at Princeton University (1997-2000), Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (2000-2003; 2008-2017) and the University of Pennsylvania (2003-2008). She specializes in colonial, postcolonial Latin American and Caribbean literatures. She is the author of four books: Saberes americanos: subalternidad y epistemología en los escritos de Sor Juana (Iberoamericana, 1999); Caribe Two-Ways?: cultura de la migración en el Caribe insular hispánico (Ediciones Callejón, 2003), awarded the Second Prize, Category: Research and Literary Criticism, by the Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña of the University of Puerto Rico in 2004; From Lack to Excess: ‘Minor’ Readings of Latin American Colonial Discourse (Bucknell, 2008), and Coloniality of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-Colonial Migrations in a Pan-Caribbean Context (Palgrave, 2014). She co-edited two anthologies: Critical Terms in Caribbean and Latin American Thought (with Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui and Marisa Belausteguigoitia, Palgrave, 2016) and Trans Studies: The Challenge to Hetero/Homo Normativities (with Sarah Tobias, Rutgers University Press, 2016). She is co-editing an anthology with Michelle Stephens titled Contemporary Archipelagic Thinking: Towards New Comparative Methodologies and Disciplinary Formations and working on her fifth book, “Archipiélagos de ultramar: Rethinking Colonial Caribbean Studies,” which uses comparative archipelagic studies as a historical and theoretical framework to propose a research agenda for the study of cultural productions in the Caribbean between 1498 and 2010.