Rae Paris is from Carson, California with roots extending to New Orleans. Her writing, research, teaching, and service are layered in land, memory, resistance, Black, Indigenous, and Brown futures, and love.
Adriana Vazquez joined the Classics Department at UCLA in 2017 after completing my Ph.D. at the University of Washington and my MA and BA in Classics at Stanford University (2010 and 2009, respectively).
C. R. Grimmer is a poet and scholar from Southeast Michigan's Metro-Detroit area. C. R. received their Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Washington (UW) as well as their M.F.A. in Creative Writing and M.A.
My work as a scholar and poet is united by a focus on textual materiality—from the surface of the page to the surface of language. My poetry is highly attuned to the texture of words, their resonances and slippages, often drawing on etymology and language play.
As Assistant Program Director for Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics, Annie Dwyer leads the strategic development, implementation, and evaluation of the program, which is dedicated to establishing a new model for graduate-student professional development based in two-year col