Kay Are studied at the University of Melbourne and has taught there for over a decade, in creative writing and in Spanish and Latin American Studies. The PhD research at the Writing and Society Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, evaluated the affordances for creative practice and pedagogy of some key insights of quantum physics, as read through feminist new materialist philosophies. Are’s research intersects the fields of the environmental humanities, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the creative arts.

Beatriz Restrepo Restrepo has a doctorate in Hispanic and Latin American Studies from the Université de la Sorbonne — Nouvelle Paris III. She has specialised in the study of poetic language since her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Letters from the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá. The collection Bestiario (Ediciones Uniandes, 2014) is her first book of poems, and was a finalist for the the Colombian Ministry of Culture’s National Poetry Prize (2015). She appears in the anthology Poesía colombiana del siglo XX escrita por mujeres (Twentieth-Century Colombian Poetry by Women; Apidama Ediciones, 2014). The manuscript for her poetry collection La Sombra de Ellis (The Shadow of Ellis) was in 2016 awarded second place in the competition established by Ediciones Embalaje del Museo Rayo, Roldanillo, Colombia. Beatriz can be contacted at beatrizrestre@gmail.com.