Catalina Rojas is a Ph.D. candidate in MFLL-Spanish with a second concentration in Latin American Studies, and a Graduate Teaching Associate. She completed a Master’s degree in Spanish at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, IL. Her areas of research interests include new Latin American historical novel, and the role of identity in the contemporary Latin American literature. She has published some articles and reviews about children’s literature and literature for young adults in Colombian magazines such as Hojas de Lectura. Also, she was an author and an editor of textbooks of Spanish for some publishing houses such as Norma and Educar in Bogota. She has participated in several events around literature, books, and promotion of reading, as “Congresos de Lectura” and “Encuentros nacionales de Promotores de Lectura” in Colombia. She taught 1st and 2nd years of Spanish at SIUC and now she is teaching 2nd year of Spanish at UT.