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Matthew David Goodwin is an Assistant Professor in English at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey. His work is centered on the topic of migration in Latino/a literature. In particular, he looks at the ways that science fiction, fantasy, and digital culture have been used to express the experience of migration. He completed his PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2013. He has published a number of essays on Latino/a speculative fiction for journals such as MELUS and for a number of essay collections including Black and Brown Planets, Alien Imaginations, and The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture. He has co-authored an article for Oxford Bibliographies on "Latino/a Science Fiction" with Ilan Stavans. Goodwin has travelled and worked throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and has long been involved in the Latino/a community. From 1997 to 2006 he worked in the Latino/a community of Northwest Arkansas, serving as the director of two non-profit organizations, one focused on legal aid for immigrants and the other focused on worker rights. He now lives in Cayey, Puerto Rico where he teaches courses on Latino/a literature, science fiction, and digital literature.

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