Gabriela Baeza Ventura is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Literature in the Spanish department at the University of Houston. She is the author of “Graciela Limón.” The Historical Anthology of United States Hispanic Literature. NY: Oxford University Press, 2001; “Las aventuras de don Chipote o, Cuando los pericos mamen, una novela carnavalesca.” Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, Volume IV. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2001; “María Luisa Garza.” The Historical Anthology of United States Hispanic Literature. NY: Oxford University Press, 2001; and“La palabra me sonó extraña by Matilde Pons, a parodical response to Freud’s psychoanalysis.” The Politics of the Written Word in the Americas Proceedings Waco: Baylor University, 1999. She earned a masters in literature from the University of New Mexico Albuquerque and a doctorate from the University of Houston in Hispanic Literature.