Bio: Paulina Maria Barrios is a graduate student at the Program in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She holds an M.A. in Asian and African studies, special subject Africa, from El Colegio de M√©xico, and has experience working in translation and feminist resource mobilization. For her Ph.D. she currently aims to analyze the use of literature by grassroots feminist and queer organizations in Latin America and Africa.