Roberto Robles-Valencia holds a PhD in Spanish from the University of Michigan and is currently a Faculty of Spanish at the South Carolina Governor´s School for Sciences and Mathematics. He has taught previously at the University of South Alabama and Kalamazoo College. His main research focus is Spanish Nationalism . He has co-edited Fuera de la ley. Asedios al fenómeno quinqui en la Transición española, Comares, 2015, and has published on immigration, precariousness and the crisis, as represented in different cultural artifacts.