Miguel A. Pillado is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies at Lehigh. He specializes in the study of 20th and 21st century Mexican and Central American literature and culture. His classes frequently examine the forms of reappropriation of the Latin American historical, social, and cultural imaginaries by means of written words and cinematic images. His most recent work, an article titled “Inside and Outside the Paradigm: Representations of Chicano People in the Cinema of Alejandro Galindo,” will appear in the next issue of Revista Confluencia. Miguel earned his doctorate degree in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2014, and his bachelor's in History and Spanish from Occidental College in 2005.