Juan Carlos Cruz Suárez is doctor, master degree and graduate by the University of Salamanca (Spain). Currently he is associate professor at Stockholm University
He is author of the book Ojos con mucha noche. Ingenio, poesía y pensamiento en el Barroco español. Peter Lang (2014). In this field he has published several articles to depict the main characteristics of the Spanish Golden Age thought, culture and literature. At the same time, he is co-editor of three collective volumes devoted to explore the collective memory and its relationship with literature and culture in Spain and Latin America. These three volumes have been published by Peter Lang.
On the other hand, he has been co-director and editor of the academic review Diálogos Latinoamericanos (University of Aarhus), co-editor of the digital review Revista Caracteres (Spain, Editorial Delirio), member of the editorial board of the academic journal La Gaceta Literaria (Universidad de Salamanca) and member of the follow research groups: Research Group “The Novelized Memory” (University of Aarhus); Asociación Española de Emblemática; The Nordic Network for Renaissance Studies; Grupo de Investigación Reconocida “Seminario de Discurso, Legitimación y Memoria” (Universidad de Salamanca); and Grupo de Estudios del Siglo XVIII (Universidad de Salamanca). Currently he is the coordinator of the international network Memoria y Narración.
Thais Machado-Borges is Associate Professor in Latin American Studies. She is a social anthropologist who works on popular culture, gender, consumption, and social inequalities in contemporary urban Brazil.