Verónica Zacipa Mejía was born in 1982 in Manizales, Colombia. She has an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in Literature from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She has extensively studied the life and work of Manuel Quintín Lame Chantre. She combines her work as a translator, copyeditor, and English teacher with her research on indigenous literature.
Manuel Zelada Pierrend studied Philosophy and Linguistics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, where he taught Ethics and Research Methods. He has published several articles on Philosophy and Latin American culture. He holds an MA in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research interests include the relationship between literature, political violence, and gender in the Hispanic world and Brazil.