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.
Kristina Pilz was a 2017-2018 Mellon Collaborative Fellow for Reaching New Publics. Her research is guided by her larger interest in Poetry and Poetics, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, Postcolonial, as well as Race and Ethnicity Studies.