Enrique Ajuria Ibarra | Universidad de las Américas Puebla
Enrique is professor and director of the PhD programme in Creation and Culture Theory at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (Mexico), where he teaches courses on film, media, cultural studies, semiotics, and literary theory. He specializes in visual culture, cinema studies, Gothic and horror narratives. He is the editor of the Studies in Gothic academic journal, published by the Cardiff University Press, and he has published extensively on topics related to the Gothic, in particular focusing on transnational aspects and the Mexican context. Among his most recent publications there have been chapters in volumes such as Latin American Gothic in Literature and Culture (2018), The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story (2018), The Gothic: A Reader (2018).


Maisha L. Wester | Indiana University
Maisha is an Associate Professor in American Studies at Indiana University. She is also a British Academy Global Professor, hosted at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on racial discourses in Gothic fiction and Horror film, as well as appropriations of Gothic and Horror tropes in sociopolitical discourses of race. Her essays include “Gothic in and as Racial Discourse”, “Et Tu Victor?: Interrogating the Master’s Responsibility to—and Betrayal of—the Slave in Frankenstein” and “Re-Scripting Blaxploitation Horror: Ganja and Hess’s Gothic Implications.” She is author of African American Gothic: Screams from Shadowed Places and co-editor of Twenty-first Century Gothic.