Joachim Michael, born in 1966, is a professor for InterAmerican and Romance studies at Universität Bielefeld. His areas of research are media cultures in Latin America, apocalypse and time regimes in literature and film, as well as cultures of peace and violence in Latin America.
Sebastián Martínez Fernández, born in 1985, has a degree in philosophy from the University of Santiago de Chile and a master's degree in InterAmerican Studies from Bielefeld Universität, Germany. Currently, he is a research assistant at Leibniz Universität Hannover. His areas of research include the philosophical analysis of peace and violence, literature and violence, aesthetics and peace.