Carlos Alberto Sánchez is Professor of Philosophy at San José State University. Over the years, he has written on topics in phenomenology, the philosophy of immigration, existentialism, and Mexican philosophy and culture. He is the author of a number of articles and several books, including The Suspension of Seriousness: On the Phenomenology of Jorge Portilla (SUNY 2012) and Contingency and Commitment: Mexican Existentialism and the Place of Philosophy (SUNY 2016). He is also co-editor of Mexican Philosophy in the 20th Century: Essential Readings (Oxford 2017). Born in Southern California, Dr. Sánchez spent his youth in Michoacán, Mexico before receiving his PhD from the University of New Mexico in 2006.