Christopher W. Minster, Ph.D., served two years in the U.S. Peace Corps in Guatemala, where he worked in rural youth development in Huehuetenango. He has coauthored and edited three travel books, including guides to Peru and Ecuador as well as a collection of travel stories from different writers around the world. Minster also spent eight years writing numerous articles, particularly focusing on Latin American history and culture, for ThoughtCo. He is currently teaching literature at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Equador.
Christopher W. Minster, Ph.D., received his bachelor's degree from Penn State University in Spanish in 1991, following that up with a master's in Spanish from the University of Montana in 1997. He received his Ph.D. in Spanish from Ohio State University in 2005, where he also worked as a teaching assistant for six years. He is a specialist in Latin American literature and history, having written his dissertation about the colonial era in the Americas.
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