Demetrio Anzaldo González studied journalism, Mexican literature, Spanish linguistics, Latin American studies in Mexico City, Mexico/California, United States. He received a Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of California, Irvine. Género y ciudad en la novela mexicana, his first book, was published by La universidad autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México. He began teaching at La universidad nacional autónoma de México (UNAM), then at the University of Washington (UW) and the University of California Irvine (UCI). He is currently teaching courses in Spanish composition/conversation, Latin American literature, Mexican art and culture, and medical Spanish in the Romance Languages and Literatures Department, RLL, at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His current research areas focus on Mexican women writers, memory, myth, and social movements in Mexican arts; Mexico City Chronicle as well as word and image. He continuously attends international conferences and his critical essays have been published by literary journals in Costa Rica, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela, and the United States.