Isabel Soto is Honorary Research Fellow in the Modern Languages Department of Spain’s Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. She has been Visiting Scholar at Vassar College and Honorary Fellow of the Schomburg Center for Black Research and Culture. In 2000 she cofounded The Gateway Press, dedicated to publishing work on liminality and text. In 2008-2009 she was an Associate Fellow of the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford. She has taught, lectured and published widely on Langston Hughes and is currently preparing a monograph on non-Anglophone constructions of the Black Atlantic and race, focusing on the work of Langston Hughes. Her most recent publications include Western Fictions, Black Realities: Meanings of Blackness and Modernities. (LitVerlag and Michigan State University Press: 2011) and “The Weight of Words: Writing about Race in the United States and Europe.” American Historical Review. 119:3 (2014), 800-808.