Carl Fischer is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Fordham University (Bronx, New York, USA), where he specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American film, visual culture, and literature, as well as gender and sexuality studies. He is also affiliated with Fordham's Latin American and Latinx Studies Institute (LALSI). He is the author of Queering the Chilean Way: Cultures of Exceptionalism and Sexual Dissidence, 1965-2015 (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016), and co-editor, with Vania Barraza, of Chilean Film in the Twenty-First Century World (Wayne State University Press, 2020). He has also published essays in journals including Hispanic Review, Comunicación y medios, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. He is currently working on a new research project on the aesthetics of authoritarianism in Latin America's Southern Cone region.