Professor, World Cultures and Literatures at the University of Houston. Marc Zimmerman taught for several years in the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois,Chicago. Zimmerman holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California,San Diego and a M.A in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. By himself and with others, he has written and edited some thirteen books, including The Central American Quartet (four volumes 1980-96), Literature and Politics in the Central American Revolutions (1990), U.S. Latino Literature (1992), Literature and Resistance in Guatemala (1995), New World [Dis]Orders (1998) and Globalización, nación y (post)modernidad: Estudios culturales puertorriqueños (2001) and Las ciudades latinoamericanas en el nuevo [des]orden munidal. Zimmerman worked with migrant farmworkers in Minnesota; he served in the Sandinista Ministry of Culture; he has taught at San Diego State U., the U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor, McGill University and the Universidad de Puerto Rico (Río Piedras). He is the director of MCL's World Cultures and Literatures (WCL) Publications series including the Latin American Cultural Activities and Studies Arena (LACASA), which seeks to coordinate or support local, regional and international cultural projects.