Cortez, a member of the Central American Studies faculty, will have her art installation “The Time Machine” on display at the Grand Central Art Center, located on the campus of California State University, Fullerton. A description from the show’s website states, “The Time Machine is an installation that explores the dual realities of a first world metropolis, Los Angeles, and of urban space in a developing region of the world, in this case San Salvador. These spaces coexist in the same hemisphere, separated by over 2,300 miles. However, they have strong connections to one another through labor and culture. Los Angeles is home to the largest Salvadoran population outside of the capital city of San Salvador.” The show will run from Aug. 3 to Oct. 13, 2013.