Zeke holds a Ph.D. (2018) in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from UCLA. He also has an M.A. in Spanish (2014) from UCLA and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in History and Hispanic Studies (2012) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Zeke's research centers on 20th and 21st-century Latin American literature and film. His interests include art cinema, film festivals, cosmopolitanism, and the novella.

In addition to his academic work, Zeke is an avid skier.