Rebecca Janzen is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She is a scholar of gender, disability and religious studies in Mexican literature and culture whose research focuses on excluded populations in Mexico. Her first book, The National Body in Mexican Literature: Collective Challenges to Biopolitical Control (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015), explored images of disability and illness in 20th century texts. Her second book, Liminal Sovereignty: Mennonites and Mormons in Mexican Culture (SUNY, 2018), focuses on religious minorities. This was funded by the Plett Foundation, the Kreider Fellowship at Elizabethtown College and the C Henry Smith Peace Trust. Her current works in progress include a book on film and religion in Mexico, tentatively titled Unholy Trinity: State, Church and Cinema in Mexico as well as book on the intersection of legal and literary discourse, titled Unlawful Violence: Mexican Law and Cultural Production from 2000-Present. This research has been supported by a short-term fellowship at the Newberry library in Chicago.