Claire F. Fox is Professor in the Departments of English and Spanish and Portuguese and co-director of the Latina/o Studies minor. Her teaching and research interests include literary and cultural studies of the Americas, Latina/o American literary and cultural studies, Mexican and U.S.-Mexican border arts and culture, visual culture studies, and cultural policy studies. She is the author of Making Art Panamerican: Cultural Policy and the Cold War (Minnesota 2013) and The Fence and the River: Culture and Politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border (Minnesota 1999). With Omar Valerio-Jiménez and Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez she is editing The Latin@ Midwest Reader (under contract with the University of Illinois Press, Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest series). Her current research focuses on the institutional and policy dimensions of post-1960s transamerican movements in the visual arts and performance.