FRANCES R. APARICIO is director of the Latina and Latino Studies Program and professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Her books include Listening to Salsa (Wesleyan, 1998) and critical anthologies such as Tropicalizations (1997), Musical Migrations (2003), and Hibridismos culturales (2006). Her English translation of Cesar Miguel Rondon's The Book of Salsa was published in 2008. She is the founding member of the Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest Book Series with the University of Illinois Press. She is also co-editor with Suzanne Bost of the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature and is currently writing a book on Latinidad and Intralatino subjects in Chicago.