Federico Fridman received his Ph.D. in Romance Studies with a concentration in Latin American Studies from Cornell University and holds a B.A. in Political Science with a specialization in Political Theory from the University of Buenos Aires. He has taught at Michigan State University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Oberlin College, and UC-Riverside. His articles on Roberto Arlt, Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Alfonso Reyes, and Ricardo Piglia, among other canonical authors, have been published by peer-review journals such as Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Mexican Studies, and Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. He has also edited the book Macedonio Fernández: Between Literature, Philosophy, and the Avant-Garde (Bloomsbury, 2022). He is currently completing the monograph Secrecy and Community in Latin America in which he assembles a genealogy of writers and intellectuals from Mexico and Argentina who have reflected on the notions of the sacred, the secret, and sacrifice as constitutive elements of the formation process of their contemporary societies.