(Joyce) Andrea Carrillo is a Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University in Hispanic Literatures. She was born in Madrid to Colombian parents and was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She holds an M.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, an M.A. in Political Science from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and a B.A. from Marquette in Spanish Literature, International Affairs, and Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. She is a Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter (CMI-Spanish) and is a translator. She has translated and published a Colombian textbook for children into English in 2016 in Colombia. Her areas of interest are 20th and 21st Century Latin American Literature and U.S.-Latin Literature regarding conflict, violence, and illicit trades. Her dissertation research focuses on the intersection of anomie, neoliberalism, and global war in Colombian and Central American Literature.