Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta, Associate Professor in the English Department at Bronx Community College, has published her work in The Routledge Companion to Latino Literature, American Studies Journal, Dialogo, African American Women's Language, The Handbook on Latinos and Education, Western American Literature, BASTA: 100 Latinas Write on Violence Against Women, The Reproductive Freedom Anthology, In Full Color: A Collection of Stories by Women of Color, the forthcoming Lauryn Hill Reader, and many others. She is also a Geraldine Dodge Foundation Poet, a Creative Capital scholar, and a member of The Aspen Institute, a democratic think tank. Last year, she was awarded Faculty of the Year by the Association of Latino Faculty and Staff at Bronx Community College.