As part of an initiative to enhance the Latin American Studies program, an interdisciplinary, international conference series on Latin American Studies was established in 2009. The conference drew participants from many different universities across three continents. This collection of essays, in English and Spanish, represent a multifaceted perspective on Latin America today.
JEANA PAUL-URENA and JUAN CARLOS URENA are editors of the new collection: Latin American Community: Tradition, Transition, and Identity (SFA Press, 2011). Both have published articles on Central American writers, including the themes of women writers, poetry, and music. They live in Nacogdoches, TX and teach at Stephen F. Austin State University.