Our Authors

Adrienne Mitchell

Adrienne Mitchell is a literary translator and tenured professor who holds an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with a focus on second language acquisition and pedagogy, as well as an M.A. in Romance Languages from the University of Oregon...


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Alice Walker

Alice Walker, winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for The Color Purple, has earned international recognition as one of the major writers of our time...


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Ann Elizabeth Armstrong

Ann Elizabeth Armstrong holds an M.F.A. in Directing and a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Hawaii at Manoa...


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Antonia Castañeda

Tejana born feminist historian Antonia Castañeda received her Ph.D. in U.S. History at Stanford University...


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Asha Kanwar

Asha Kanwar is an Indian woman who lives in New Delhi where she teaches English at the Indira Gandhi National Open University... 


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Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde was born in New York City on February 18, 1934 to Linda Belmar and Frederick Byron Lorde, immigrants from Grenada...


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Carmen de Monteflores

Born near San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1933, Carmen de Monteflores came to the United States at age sixteen to study art at Wellesley College, where she received a B.A. in 1953...


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Carol Comfort

Carol Comfort (Cherokee/Choctaw), also of German and Irish descent, is the mother of three children, a teacher, writer, and social activist...


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Carolyn Dunn

Carolyn Dunn (Creek/Seminole/Cherokee/Choctaw), also of French Creole and Cajun descent, is a wife, mother, daughter, journalist, teacher, poet, fiction writer and catechist born in Southern California...


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Cherry Muhanji

Cherry Muhanji has studied and presented her work internationally...


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Christina L. Gutiérrez

Editor of El Mundo Zurdo...


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Chyrell Bellamy

Chyrell D. Bellamy (Bellamy-Sarr) has been an educator, advocate and activist in the AIDS field since 1987, specifically on behalf of women and people of color...


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Dan Vera

Dan Vera’s a writer, editor, and literary historian. The author of two poetry collections: Speaking Wiri Wiri, inaugural winner of the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize, and The Space Between Our Danger and Delight, his work has appeared in various publications and university curricula...


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Dawn Karima Pettigrew

Dawn Karima Pettigrew is the author of two novels, The Way We Make Sense (San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 2002) and The Marriage of Saints (Norman: University of Oklahoma, 2006) and co-author of Children Learn (Cleveland: UCC, 2005), a book about multiculturalism and spirituality in children’s literature...


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DeeAnne Davis

DeeAnne Davis is published in various anthologies as a poet, but Aunt Lute published her first piece of fiction...


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Devi S. Laskar

Devi S. Laskar is the author of the novel The Atlas of Reds and Blues (2019) which garnered praise in The Washington Post, Chicago Review of Books, Booklist and elsewhere, and has appeared on most anticipated lists in TIME, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Nylon and The Millions...


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Diana Veléz

Diana L. Veléz was born in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico. Her family emigrated to the United States when she was four years old...


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Ding Xiaoqi

Ding Xiaoqi was born in Shenyang, China in 1959...


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Domino Renee Perez

Domino Renee Perez is an Associate Professor of English and Native American Studies at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and received her PhD from Cornell University...


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Eileen Tabios

Eileen Tabios is the author of the poetry collection Beyond Life Sentences (Anvil 1998), which received the Philippine National Book Award for Poetry; a book of poetry, essays, and interviews Black Lightning: Poetry-in-Progress (AAWW 1998), which received a Witter Bynner Poetry Grant; and a collection of prose and poetry, Ecstatic Mutations: Experiments in the Poetry Laboratory (Giraffe Books 2000)...


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Ellen Kuzwayo

Ellen Kuzwayo grew up in the country, but lived most of her life in the city...


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Emma Pérez

Born in El Campo, Texas, Emma Pérez has published essays in history and feminist theory as well as The Decolonial Imaginary: Writing Chicanas into History...


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Geling Yan

Geling Yan is one of the most prominent writers in the Chinese language today and a well-established writer in English...


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Ginny Z Berson

Ginny Z Berson is a long-time political activist driven by a longing for justice...


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Ginu Kamani

Ginu Kamani was born in Bombay, India and moved to the U.S. at age 14...


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Gloria Anzaldúa

Gloria Anzaldúa was a Chicana-tejana-lesbian-feminist poet, theorist, and fiction writer from South Texas...


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Gloria Yamato

As a lesbian of African American descent, Gloria Yamato is settling into the satisfaction of writing for a living... 


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Ibis Gómez-Vega

Ibis Gómez-Vega was born in the back of a taxi cab in Havana, Cuba...


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Imani Harrington

Playwright, writer, artist, and producer Imani Harrington’s writing and ideas on HIV/AIDS have been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and abstracts, as well as at local and national conferences...


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Ire'ne lara silva

ire’ne lara silva lives in Austin, TX, and is the author of two chapbooks: ani’mal and INDíGENA...


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Jo Scott-Coe

Jo Scott-Coe is the author of two nonfiction books: a memoir in essays, Teacher at Point Blank (Aunt Lute 2010), and MASS: A Sniper, a Father, and a Priest (Pelekinesis 2018), which won the silver medal for biography in the 2020 eLit awards...


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Judith Tannenbaum

Judith Tannenbaum, who currently serves as training coordinator for San Francisco’s WritersCorps program, has been poet-in-residence in many community settings, from primary schools to maximum security prisons...


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Judy Grahn

Judy Grahn is an internationally known poet, writer, and social theorist...


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Juliana Delgado Lopera

Juli Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer and oral-historian based in San Francisco...


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Jyl Lynn Felman

Jyl Lynn Felman is an award-winning writer, cultural activist, and performance artist whose work has appeared in over twenty newspapers, literary journals, and anthologies...


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Kathleen Juhl

Kathleen Juhl received her M.F.A. in Acting and Directing from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Ph.D. in Performance Studies at the University of Texas at Austin...


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Kleya Forté-Escamilla

Kleya Forté-Escamilla was born in Calexico, California, and grew up in southwestern Arizona and in Baja California, Mexico...


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Lara Stapleton

Lara Stapleton was born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan and lived for some time in Manila, Philippines...


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Larissa M. Mercado-López

Larissa M. Mercado-López is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at California State University, Fresno...


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Laurie Grobman

Laurie Grobman received her Ph.D. in English from Lehigh University in 20th Century American Literature/Multicultural Literature...


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LeAnne Howe

As a 2010-2011 William J. Fulbright Scholar, LeAnne Howe lived in Amman, Jordan to research her forthcoming novel, Memoir of a Choctaw Indian in the Arab Revolt, 1917, set in Bilaad ash Sham, and Allen, Oklahoma...


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Leela Fernandes

Leela Fernandes is a Professor of Women’s Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor...


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Lisa Maria Hogeland

Lisa Maria Hogeland holds a PhD in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University...


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Martha Shelley

Martha Shelley, a self-described “red-diaper baby” and longtime feminist activist, was raised in a Jewish home. As a child at Passover, she “always wanted to ask the Four Questions, but I wasn’t a youngest son or any kind of son at all...”


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Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz

Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, a writer, activist, and professor, was born in 1945 in Brooklyn, and has worked in social change movements since the sixties...


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Merlinda Bobis

Filipina-Australian writer, performer, and academic Merlinda Bobis swears by the joys of the palate and the senses...


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Nancy Agabian

Nancy Agabian was born in 1968 to Armenian American parents in Walpole, Massachusetts, where she grew up...


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Nick Carbó

Nick Carbó is the author of two books of poetry, El Grupo McDonald’s (1995) and Secret Asian Man (2000), both published by Tia Chucha Press...


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Norma Alarcón

Norma Alarcón is a noted Chicana theorist and scholar. She is Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley...


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Norma E. Cantú

Norma Elia Cantú (she/her), founder and director of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa, organized El Mundo Zurdo, a gathering of Anzalduistas from 2017–2019...


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Pallavi Dhawan

Pallavi Dhawan is a writer and lawyer living in Los Angeles...


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Paula Gunn Allen

The daughter of a Laguna Pueblo, Sioux and Scottish mother, and a Lebanese-American father, Paula Gunn Allen was raised in a small New Mexican village... 


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Penny Rosenwasser

Penny Rosenwasser is Events Coordinator for the Middle East Children’s Alliance and a long-time activist with (and a founding Board member of) Jewish Voice for Peace...


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Piyali Bhattacharya

Piyali Bhattacharya is a writer, editor, and writing instructor based in Nashville, TN where she is Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University...


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Rabie Harris

Rabie Harris was born in Jamaica in 1944 and came to the U.S. in 1955... 


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Ricardo F. Vivancos-Pérez

Ricardo F. Vivancos-Pérez (he/they) is Associate Professor at George Mason University in Northern Virginia and specializes in the cultural production of Hispanics and Latinxs in the United States...


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Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz

Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz is a Mexicana/Chicana who claims Sonora and California as her homes...


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Rosa Montero

Born in Madrid in 1951, Rosa Montero has been a journalist for Madrid’s daily newspaper, El Pais, since 1976...


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Sara A. Ramírez

Sara A. Ramírez, Post-Doctoral Associate in Chicano and Latino studies at the University of Minnesota, earned her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley...


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Sara Levi Calderón

Sara Levi Calderón was born and raised Jewish in México City...


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Sauda Burch

Sauda Burch is a black lesbian author living in Oakland...


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Sonia Saldívar-Hull

Sonia Saldívar-Hull is a Professor of English and the founding Director of the Women's Studies Institute at University of Texas, San Antonio, where she also directs the Women's Studies Program...


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T. Jackie Cuevas

T. Jackie Cuevas is an Assistant Professor of Latina/o Literary and Cultural Studies in the Department of English...


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Tamika Thompson

Tamika Thompson is a writer, producer, and journalist. Her writing is forthcoming in or has been published by The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Huffington Post, Glass Mountain, and Literary Orphans, among others...


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WOSAD

WOSAD (Women of South Asian Descent) Collective first came together as students at UC Berkeley to compile writings by South Asian women...


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