Arturo J. Aldama is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of Disrupting Savagism:Intersecting Chicana/o, Mexicana/o and Native American Struggles for Representation and several articles on Chicana/o and Native American cultural, literary and filmic studies. He is also Director elect for the Chicana and Chicano literary studies executive committee of the Modern Language Association.Naomi Quiï¿½onez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at Cal State Fullerton. She is a widely anthologized poet and the author of Hummingbird Dreams/ Sueï¿½o de Colibri; The Smoking Mirror (1998); the editor of Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry. Her scholarly work appears in several anthologies and special issues of top refereed journals.