Spencer R. Herrera is an Associate Professor of Spanish at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces where he teaches Chicanx Studies. He is the co-author of Sagrado: A Photopoetics across the Chicano Homeland (UNM Press, 2013), winner of a Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book award, a New Mexico-Arizona Book award, and a Pima County Public Library Southwest Book of the Year award. He is the author/editor of Before/Beyond Borders: An Anthology of Chicano/a Literature (Kendall/Hunt, 2010). He also guest edited a special issue on Chicano/a literature for Revista Casa de las Américas, a premier Latin American literary journal published in Habana, Cuba. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas, but has enjoyed living in Nuevo México with his family for over sixteen years. He completed his Ph.D. in Spanish with a minor in film at the University of New Mexico. He is married to Jessica and together they have two daughters, Sofía and Emiliana.