Constanza Contreras is a PhD candidate in the English at the University of Michigan. Her dissertation project looks at racial configurations in the Americas from a hemispheric lens to complicate notions of Latinidad that have historically erased indigeneity and blackness. She focuses on visual and literary narratives and their lingering effects on the racial dynamics of contemporary nation states, and the intersections of race, gender and global indigeneities. Originally from Chile, Constanza is now living in Dublin, Ireland after four years of being lost in the American Midwest. A poet and illustrator, her work was recently featured in the anthology The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT.