Victoria Carpenter received her BSc from the University of Central Florida and her PhD from the University of Hull. She is a Head of Research Development at York St John University, UK. She specialises in twentieth-century Mexican literature, and her interests lie in the application of current scientific theories to the analysis of mainstream and countercultural literary works. In 2012, Carpenter founded the Latin American Literary Studies Association (LALSA), an international society for scholars and students of Latin American literature. Her publications include the volumes A World Torn Apart (2007), (Re)Collecting the Past (2010), and A World in Words, a Life in Texts (2011), a special section, “Tlatelolco 1968 in Contemporary Mexican Literature”, in the Bulletin of Latin American Research, and articles on modern Mexican and Argentinean literature. Carpenter has presented papers at over twenty international conferences, and is a contributor to the “Spanish American Literature 1900 to the Present Day” section in the Year’s Work of Modern Language Studies journal.