After completing his B.A. in English Literature at Occidental College, Axel Montepeque completed his M.A. in Spanish Literature and Ph.D. in Literature at UCSD. His research interests include Central American literature and cultural productions of the 19th and 20th centuries, Latina/o and Chicana/o literatures of the US, and Latin American literature of the 20th century. He is also interested in literary theory and the theory of the novel. He enjoys working with film as well as hiking.