Marcela de Oliveira e Silva Lemos is a Ph.D. student in Portuguese from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She received a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Literary Studies from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). She has taught English and Spanish as foreign languages and Portuguese as a welcoming language in Brazil. Her research has focused on the relationship between literature and contemporary politics, especially in regard to migration and foreignness, human rights, feminism, and literary criticism. In her free time, Marcela enjoys playing board games, cooking, running, and reading.