Andrés Sanín is a PhD from the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. He received his B.A. in Law with a minor in Philosophy, and his M.A. in Journalism from the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He has worked with the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard since 2008, and has participated in Pre-Text workshops and co-edited “Cultural Agents and Creative Arts”–an issue of New Directions For Youth Development published by PEAR–with Doris Sommer. Andrés’ present research interests include Latin American contemporary literature, cinema, and popular culture. His PhD dissertation deals with the intersection of ethics, aesthetics, and humor in violent contexts.