Gina Ponce de León is Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture, and Chair of the Spanish Program at Fresno Pacific University in California, and received Masters and Doctorate degrees in Hispanic American Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In recent years, Ponce de León has focused her research on the Latin American narrative of the twenty-first century, specifically exploring the trends the narrative is taking in what is considered postmodernism and postcolonialism. Her first publication on this topic was La novela colombiana posmoderna, in 2011. Her most recent book is El Carnaval de Blanco y Negros y la narrativa colombiana del siglo XXI: La carroza de Bolívar, 2012. Her constant study of the Latin American narrative has also paved the way for her analysis of the representation of post-feminist narrative fiction of twenty-first century.