Currently alive, at 49 years of age.
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Gerardo Tonatiuh Cummings Rendón received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Hispanic literature and film and in literary and cinematic theory. While a student at WSU he appeared in a print catalogue and a commercial promoting his alma mater. He has held academic positions at Indiana State University, Bowling Green State University and Cleveland State University. He recently was Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Global Education at Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia. Cummings Rendón has given over fifty-four presentations in professional conferences in Canada, Mexico, and the United States and published over 30 academic articles, interviews, translations and book reviews on Latin American and Spanish literature and culture in national and international refereed journals from Puerto Rico, Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico and The United States such as Crítica Hispánica, Rilce, Science Fiction Research Association Review, Femspec, Hispania, M/MLA, The Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Film Quarterly, Revista Horizontes, Michigan Academician, Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, Revista de Filología y Lingüística de la Universidad de Costa Rica, Tropos, Selected Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference and Horrorhound, a horror magazine. Moreover, he has also published encyclopedic entries in Hispanic American Biographies and World and its Peoples. He is editing Studies in the Horror Film: Mexican Horror Film and is the author of Emiliano Zapata en el cine mexicano y universal: El héroe morelense en la pantalla and Recuento historiográfico del Comisariado de Bienes Comunales y Consejo de Vigilancia de Huitzilac, Morelos: Trienio 2007-2010. He has been a board or editorial member of several academic journals including: Chiricú Journal, Negritud Caribe: Revista de Estudios Afro-Latinoamericanos, and Femspec.