Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs is a Professor in Modern Languages and Women and Gender Studies, and the Theiline Pigott McCone Chair. She is the author/editor of eight books of poetry, criticism and culture, and multiple articles, encyclopedia entries, opinion pieces. She received her MA and PhD from Stanford University, and studied Masters degree work in Mexico, Spain, France, Portugal and Brazil. She is first editor of Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia and single editor of Rebozos de Palabras: An Helena Maria Viramontes Reader. She also authored the published and forthcoming poetry collections: The Runaway Poems (Finishing Line Press) and How Many Indians Can We Be?(Mango Press).