Juliana Piña is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. She holds a B.A. degree in Modern Literature from the University of Buenos Aires (U.B.A.), Argentina.

Her ongoing research brings together Skin Studies, Literary Studies, Performance Studies, and Medical Humanities. She explores skin's artistic and political uses in "generación novísima" of Mexican writers and contemporary Caribbean performers. Her central goals are the following three: a) to unravel the ways in which we culturally codify the notion of skin as a boundary between a body and the world, or a body and another body; b) to dwell on the notions of gender, race, and sex that are embedded in this fetishized boundary; c) to study the ways in which contemporary art questions our assumptions about skin as a boundary of the body. Of the topics that concern the Kellogg Institute, those related to Global Health are of particular interest to her research, among others.