Lauris McQuoid-Greason is in her third year in the PhD program in Hispanic Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed a BA in Romance Languages (Spanish and French) at the University of Maryland, College Park, and an MA in Multilingual Studies (Spanish and French) at Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on 20th and 21st century Latin American narrative, with an interest in understanding how this narrative has been translated and disseminated in France, using the methodologies of World Literature theory. She has presented conference papers on the work of Southern Cone authors such as Mario Levrero and Lina Meruane. She has also taught classes in first and second-semester Spanish and second-semester French at Virginia Tech and Washington University in St. Louis. She is a McDonnell Scholar in the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University.