Jason Ruiz is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he is affiliated faculty with the Program in Gender Studies and the Institute for Latino Studies. Ruiz’s research focuses on American perceptions of Mexico and Latin America with emphases on race, cultural and economic imperialism, tourism, gender, and sexuality. His first book, Americans in the Treasure House: Travel to Porfirian Mexico and the Cultural Politics of Empire was published by the University of Texas Press in January 2014. Ruiz has also published in the Radical History Review, American Studies, Journal of Transnational American Studies, and elsewhere. In addition, he is the co-editor of two special issues and two books, which include Radical History Review #100 (Winter 2007) and #123 (forthcoming), Queer Twin Cities (University of Minnesota Press, 2010), and the Routledge History of American Sexualities (forthcoming), and has also provided commentary to the New York Times, Flow TV, and other popular media sources.