Luz Jiménez Ruvalcaba is a doctoral candidate in the program in Modern Thought and Literature; she also holds a PhD Minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Luz’s research investigates the intimacies and intricacies of violence with specific attention to domestic violence and its representation in 20th and 21st Century Latinx Literature. Through this work, Luz returns to gendered experiences of everyday violence that are often dismissed because we have resigned ourselves to them. Luz holds a BA (summa cum laude) in English, Spanish, and Chicanx Studies from Loyola Marymount University. Prior to Stanford, she taught high school English and ESOL in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.