I am a Senior Lecturer and Director of European and Latin American Languages and Cultures at Victoria University, Wellington. I hold an undergraduate degree from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina) and I am a certified freelance translator and interpreter (affiliated to the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters). My research interests include translation and twentieth-century Latin American literature. I have written about Argentine Roberto Arlt’s theatre and narrative work, as well as on Argentine, Spanish and New Zealand crime fiction. Together with Jean Anderson and Barbara Pezzotti we co-edited The Foreign in International Crime Fiction: Transcultural Representations (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2012), Serial Crime Fiction: Dying for More (Palgrave, 2015) and Blood on the Table: Essays on Food in International Crime Fiction (McFarland, 2018). More recently, I my work has appeared in Clues, in the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, and in Violence and Victimhood on Hispanic Crime Fiction: Essays on Contemporary Works.