Magda Bogin 
founder & director

New York-based writer Magda Bogin is the founder and director of Under the Volcano. Novelist, translator, poet and librettist, she has taught in the writing programs of Columbia, Princeton and City College, CUNY, and was editorial writer and editorial page editor at El Diario/La Prensa, the Spanish-language daily in New York.
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Gabriela Damián
assistant to the director

Mexico City native Gabriela Damián Miravete writes fiction and essays that embody her passion for fantasy and science fiction. She teaches master level courses on the relationship between film and literature in Mexico City, where she is a founding member of the art and science collective Cúmulo de Tesla.

Laura Garibay
logistics coordinator

Laura Garibay was born in Mexico City, where she studied literature and pedagogy. After working for many years as a Montessori classroom teacher, she became a trainer and coach in pedagogy for teachers in private and public schools in Mexico.



Juan Antonio Arévalo
Multimedia Manager

Web designer, videgrographer, editor and musician from Mexico City but living in Cuernavaca. He started to work with UTV in 2018 and is responsible for our new look. He also produces video and designs  the layout for all our multimedia platforms, while performing sleights. ofhand behind the scene as the producer for our online events and workshops.



board of directors

Kristina Bicher
Magda Bogin
Elizabeth Madigan
Alan Towbin
John Werner

advisory board

Lourdes Arizpe / Lisa Barlow / Sandra Cisneros / Janet Dawson / Laura Garibay / David Huerta /  Jonathan Levi / Paul Muldoon /
Nelly Rosario / Ann Folwell  Stanford / Gobi Stromberg /  Ginger Thompson / Luisa Valenzuela