Natalie Arsenault is Associate Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago. She was Director of Public Engagement at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin between 2001-2013. She holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida. Her academic work focuses on early twentieth-century female Brazilian writers such as Julia Lopes de Almeida. She has served as national chair of the outreach committee of the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs.