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Abreu, Delia Ivette II

Delia Ivette Abreu II is an English major at the College of St. Elizabeth, class of 2002. She plans to pursue a career in either education or public relations. She enjoys traveling, writing, and hanging out with her friends. In collaboration with classmates Kristene Marie Both and Beth Ann Woodruff, she contributed the page on Pat Mora.

Delia Ivette II Abreu has contributed to: N/A

Adams, Ebony

Ebony Adams has contributed to: N/A

Adamson, April

April Adamson is taking classes through the Continuing Education Program at the University of Minnesota, favoring subjects related to Global Politics, Philosophy and Creative Writing.

April Adamson has contributed to: Pineau, Gisele

Aiello, Janet

Janet Aiello is a senior at Russel Sage College. She is an English major, and a Women's Studies minor. She contributed the page on Angela Davis.

Janet Aiello has contributed to: Davis, Angela Yvonne

Alexander, Gregory

Gregory Alexander is a member of the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Robins AFB, Georgia. He contributed the page on Sherley Anne Williams with classmates from Macon State College. He enjoys working with computers and is majoring in Information Technology.

Gregory Alexander has contributed to: Williams, Sherley Anne

Alexander, Ilene

Ilene Alexander has contributed to: Parker, Pat

Allen, Danielle

Danielle Allen contributed the page on Loida Maritza Pérez with Andy Burk. She is studying literature at the University of Minnesota and has a large collection of red shoes.

Danielle Allen has contributed to: Perez, Loida Maritza

Almendarez, Ayme

Ayme Almendarez is a graduate student seeking an MFA degree in Creative Writing: Poetry at the University of Minnesota. She values language and its place in creating and maintaining human relationships.

Ayme Almendarez has contributed to: N/A

Alston, Joesph

Joesph Alston has contributed to: N/A

Amadio, Rachel

Rachel Amadio, a student at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, contributed the page on Lorene Cary with Sheila Stapleton, Erika Wagner, and Jason Werchowski. She is a Spanish Education major and plans to study in Mexico in the Fall of 2000. Herself half Italian and half Mexican, she is very interested in learning about other minority groups. She is involved with UWM's Latino Student Union, and will be the founding mother and Vice President of the Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority in April, 2000.

Rachel Amadio has contributed to: N/A

Amorim, Leanna

Leanna Amorim has contributed to: N/A

Amundson, Shelby

Shelby Amundson has contributed to: Alba, Alicia Gaspar de

Anderson, Mike

Mike Anderson is studying at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities for degrees in English and Economics. His recreational interests are literature and the outdoors. He submitted the page on Rigoberta Menchu for the class Voices From The Gaps: Women of Color In Literature.

Mike Anderson has contributed to: N/A

Anderson, Rita

Rita Anderson taught the students involved in a University of Minnesota extension class at Eagan High who submitted the page on Lorna Dee Cervantes. Eagan High School is recognized as a national Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The course is titled "Introduction to Modern Fiction: College in the Schools". The three students who created this page are EHS seniors involved in numerous activities, including sports, fine arts, and National Honor Society.

Rita Anderson has contributed to: Cervantes, Lorna Dee

Anunson, Dyan

Dyan Anunson is an English major, returning to school after a 17 year break (to raise a family). She lives in Hudson, WI with her husband, Chad and 3 children, ages 17, 15 and 10. Dyan works full time, selling real estate in her hometown.

Dyan Anunson has contributed to: Ferre, Rosario

Arias, Mercedes L.

Mercedes L. Arias is from Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and is a sophomore at the College of Saint Elizabeth. She is majoring in English and Secondary Education and wishes to become a high school English teacher or a college professor of English. She likes to play tennis and read. Mercedes researched and submitted the page on Fae Myenne Ng in collaboration with Marta Artemenko, Cynthis Lee Conoran, Tara Catherine Cooper, and Kelly Marie Hopler.

Mercedes L. Arias has contributed to: Ng, Fae Myenne

Armstrong, Rhonda Jenkins

Rhonda Jenkins Armstrong has contributed to: Parks, Suzan-Lori

Arntzen, Jennifer Rachelburns

Jennifer Rachelburns Arntzen has contributed to: Dash, Julie

Artemenko, Marta

Marta Artemenko is from Parsippany, New Jersey, and is a senior at CSE. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish. Her goal is to become a play therapy counselor. Marta researched and submitted the page on Fae Myenne Ng in collaboration with Cynthis Lee Conoran, Tara Catherine Cooper, and Kelly Marie Hopler.

Marta Artemenko has contributed to: Ng, Fae Myenne

Atanasoski, Neda

Neda Atanasoski is originally from Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Her family moved to Minneapolis eight winters ago. She is currently a Senior at the University of Minnesota where she is majoring in French literature and Political Science, and minoring in English and History. Neda is working as an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) intern for the Voices Project. She has completed pages on Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, and Catherine Liu.

Neda Atanasoski has contributed to: Alvarez, Julia

Atkins, Alyssa

Alyssa Atkins has contributed to: N/A

Austreng, Andrea

Andrea Austreng is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee majoring in Social Work. She collaborated with Maryam Tabrizi and Toby Wendtland to create the page on Coretta Scott King. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys reading, camping, and hiking.

Andrea Austreng has contributed to: King, Coretta Scott

Avent, Tina

Tina Avent has contributed to: Hagedorn, Jessica Tarahata

Babulal, Ganesh

Son of Pradeep and Bibi, Ganesh Babulal is a senior at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, majoring in Biology, Society and Environment with a minor in English. He will be applying to the school of Occupational Therapy and plans to work on attaining his doctorate. Ganesh hopes to make a significant contribution in the health sciences while educating individuals about best practices in life concerning health. The three contributors of this page are all undergraduate Teaching Assistants working under the guidance of Dr. Susan Goette in her Cultural Anthropology and United States History courses. Ganesh would like to thank Dr. Goette and Mrs. Zavialova for their valued input and criticism in the construction of this author page.

Ganesh Babulal has contributed to: N/A

Babyak, Rachel

Rachel Babyak is a sophomore at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Her major is art and she enjoys oil painting, watercolors, drawing and writing. She contributed the page on Meena Alexander along with classmates Kelly Boehmer, Rachelle Denis, and Cinthia Taylor for Dr. Margaret Roman's Spring 2002 ENG 239 Women's Literature course at the College of St. Elizabeth.

Rachel Babyak has contributed to: Alexander, Meena

Bandy, Tawana Nekesha

Tawana Nekesha Bandy is a junior at the University of Minnesota. She will graduate in May 2003 with a major in Family Social Science and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. Along with classmates Kate Meredith Diercks, Emily Bess Heitzman, and Amber Rose Lacy, Tawana contributed the page on Sandra Jackson-Opoku for her U.S. Women of Color Literatures class in Spring 2001.

Tawana Nekesha Bandy has contributed to: Jackson-Opoku, Sandra

Bankenbusch, Sarah

Sarah Bankenbusch is a Criminal Justice major and Sociology minor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She plans to work in juvenile corrections after she graduates. Sarah contributed the page on Gwendolyn Parker with Audrey D. Johnson-Lewis, Kathryn Savyannah, and Tiffany Zarling.

Sarah Bankenbusch has contributed to: N/A

Barnes, Erin Marie

Erin Marie Barnes has contributed to: N/A

Barnes, Takiyah

Takiyah Barnes contributed the page on Saundra Sharp along with Riguian Berrios and Shalonda Scroggins as coursework for Ilene Crawford's Contemporary Black Women Writers class at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is pursuing a BA in Social Work. Her hobbies include listening to gospel music and trying new things. Her interests include going to church and "living right for the Lord."

Takiyah Barnes has contributed to: N/A

Bartel, Sandy

Sandy Bartel has contributed to: N/A

Barwick, Jessica

Jessica Barwick has contributed to: N/A

Bates, Gerri

Gerri Bates is Coordinator of Africana literature and is an Associate Professor of English at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland. She is author of Alice Walker: A Critical Companion (2005) and The Color Purple: A Guide to the Characters (2007). She has authored numerous articles on African American women and is also a founding member of the Middle Atlantic Writers Association. Professor Bates earned her PhD at Indiana University of PA.

Gerri Bates has contributed to: N/A

Baylor, Shanese

Shanese Baylor is a senior Biology PreMed major at Xavier University of Louisiana. She contributed the page on Margaret Walker with Kinitra D. Brooks and Dayne A. Pelichet.

Shanese Baylor has contributed to: Alexander, Margaret Abigail Walker

Becker, Jennifer

Jennifer Becker contributed the page on Octavia Butler as a class assignment in Michele Janette's Fall 1996 section of Literature of American Minorities. Laura Behnke is a 1998 graduate from Eagan High School. She contributed the page on Joy Kogawa in collaboration with Alicia Davis, Mandy Kuzma, and Mary Luebbers as an assignment for their University of Minnesota College in the Schools Course, Introduction to Modern Fiction.

Jennifer Becker has contributed to: Butler, Octavia Estelle

Becker, Ursula

Ursula Becker has contributed to: N/A

Behnke, Laura

Laura Behnke is a 1998 graduate from Eagan High School. She contributed the page on Joy Kogawa in collaboration with Alicia Davis, Mandy Kuzma, and Mary Luebbers as an assignment for their University of Minnesota College in the Schools Course, Introduction to Modern Fiction.

Laura Behnke has contributed to: N/A

Benson, Kristin

Kristin Benson is currently a graduate student. She is pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching, with a concentration in Communication Arts and Literature. Kristin earned her B.A. in Psychology and Communication from the University of Michigan, in 1991. She helped to research and write the Jamaica Kincaid entry as a student in English 3350: Women Writers, in Spring 2001, with her classmate Cayce Hagseth.

Kristin Benson has contributed to: Kincaid, Jamaica

Berce, Ali

Ali Berce contributed the page on Hallie Quinn Brown in collaboration with Stacy Johnson, Christine Keenan, and Tara J. Williams. Ali is a junior at the University of Wisconson, Milwaukee, pursuing a degree in English and Secondary Education. She dedicates her time away from school and studying to her job as a nanny for six children and to reading, jazz concerts, and spending time with her girlfriends.

Ali Berce has contributed to: Brown, Hallie Quinn

Berg, Christine

Christine Berg contributed the page on Wakako Yamauchi. She earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from Lehigh University in 1997 and is currently teaching with the University of Southern Maine. She particularly enjoys teaching African American and Asian American Literatures in her writing and literature courses.

Christine Berg has contributed to: N/A

Berrios, Riguian

Riguian Berrios contributed the page on Saundra Sharp along with Takiyah Barnes and Shalonda Scroggins as coursework for Ilene Crawford's Contemporary Black Women Writers class at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is a twenty-three year old biracial woman in her junior year at UWM and is majoring in Criminal Justice. She enjoys dancing to all types of music, working out, and going to antique and contemporary car exhibits.

Riguian Berrios has contributed to: N/A

Bianco, Aaron

Aaron Bianco contributed the page on Carmen Tafolla with classmate Beth Woinowski for Sabine Meyer's Spring 2001 EngL 1301 class.

Aaron Bianco has contributed to: Tafolla, Carmen

Blenski, Simon

Simon Blenski has contributed to: Nair, Mira

Blevins, T.J.

T.J. Blevins has contributed to: Zamora, Bernice

Blichfeldt, Anders

Anders Blichfeldt was born May 31, 1952, received a Master of Theology in 1984, and works as an Editorial Secretary for the Dialog Center in Denmark. Anders has published a few books, one of them a novel, and has a home page at www.blichfeldt.com. Anders researched and submitted the page on Evelyn Lau.

Anders Blichfeldt has contributed to: N/A

Boe, Miranda

Miranda Boe contributed the page on Sandra Benítez with classmates Megan Cameron, Antonio Tomas Cardona, and Barbara Tisdle for Gwendolyn Pough's Spring 2001 Women's Studies class on minority women writers at the University of Minnesota.

Miranda Boe has contributed to: N/A

Boehmer, Kelly

Kelly Boehmer is a junior at the College of Saint Elizabeth. She is a psychology major with a minor in sociology. When she has free time she enjoys reading and writing. She contributed the page on Meena Alexander along with classmates Rachel Babyak, Rachelle Denis, and Cinthia Taylor for Dr. Margaret Roman's Spring 2002 ENG 239 Women's Literature course at the College of St. Elizabeth.

Kelly Boehmer has contributed to: Alexander, Meena

Boenjte, Jennifer

Jennifer Boenjte has contributed to: Bland, Eleanor Taylor

Bolden, Staci

Staci Bolden has contributed to: N/A

Booker, Kimberly

Kimberly Booker has contributed to: N/A

Boone, Karen

Karen Boone has contributed to: N/A

Boru, Nesebu

Nesebu Boru has contributed to: N/A

Both, Kristene Marie

Kristene Marie Both is currently attending the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey, as a double major in English and History. She plans to pursue a career in research. Her interests include writing short stories, working as a waitress, and reading anything she can find. In collaboration with classmates Delia Ivette Abreu II and Beth Ann Woodruff, she contributed the page on Pat Mora.

Kristene Marie Both has contributed to: N/A

Boyd, Christal

Christal Boyd has contributed to: Zamora, Bernice

Bredemus, James Thomas

James Thomas Bredemus contributed the page on Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni as a class assignment at Eagan High School. He enjoys reading newspapers, magazines, and "anything non-fiction." He also enjoys playing sports, especially basketball and football, and intends to study economics in college.

James Thomas Bredemus has contributed to: Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee

Brizak, Rosemarie Louise

Rosemarie Louise Brizak is a student at South Plainfield High School. She enjoys reading and writing, and hopes that her writing will someday be published. With classmates Tiesha Renee Cooper, Rachel Elizabeth Feller, and Wanda Michelle Raynes, she contributed the page on Valerie Wilson Wesley.

Rosemarie Louise Brizak has contributed to: Wesley, Valerie Wilson

Brooks-Bertram, Peggy Ann

Peggy Ann Brooks-Bertram has contributed to: Houston, Drusilla Dunjee

Brooks, Kinitra D.

Kinitra D. Brooks is a senior majoring in English at Xavier University of Louisiana. After graduating in May 2000, she plans to receive her Ph.D in International Public Health. She contributed the page on Margaret Walker with Shanese Baylor and Dayne A. Pelichet.

Kinitra D. Brooks has contributed to: Alexander, Margaret Abigail Walker

Brown, Justin

Justin Brown is a 1998 graduate from Eagan High School. He contributed the page on Adrienne Kennedy in collaboration with Jessica Fashant and Angela Seanoa. All three have participated in many extracurricular activities at school including National Honor Society, Student Government, and a variety of sports.

Justin Brown has contributed to: Conde, Maryse

Broxey, Brandon

Brandon Broxey, born 12/20/80, contributed the page on Harriet Jacobs with Jake Elo, Amy Lambert, Doug Moll, Abby Simon, and Melissa Sundem. He plans to attend college at the University of Minnesota.

Brandon Broxey has contributed to: Kennedy, Adrienne

Brunk, Sarah

Sarah Brunk has contributed to: N/A

Brunot, Sally Ann

Sally Ann Brunot is currently double majoring in Psychology and Communication. She plans to pursue graduate studies in psychology upon graduation in May 1999. Sally Ann contributed to the page on June Jordan in collaboration with Lori M. Evans, Daniela Kocoska, Megan Quinn, and Carla Silva.

Sally Ann Brunot has contributed to: N/A

Brusky, Sarah

Sarah Brusky is a PhD student in English at the University of Florida, studying African American literature. She contributed the page on Ellen Craft and Nancy Gardner Prince.

Sarah Brusky has contributed to: Prince, Nancy Gardner, Craft, Ellen

Bryant, Femi

Femi Bryant contributed the page on Maryse Conde along with Jovita Person, Salima Small, Vicky Urbanovich, and Alithea Wilson as coursework for Dr. Margaret Roman's Women's Literature class at the College of St. Elizabeth.

Femi Bryant has contributed to: Conde, Maryse

Bryant, Jennifer

Jennifer Bryant, an art major, contributed the page on Sherley Anne Williams with classmates from Macon State College. She will complete her associate's degree in art and plans to continue her education at Georgia State University as an art education major.

Jennifer Bryant has contributed to: Williams, Sherley Anne

Burt, Sharon

Sharon Burt is a junior at the University of Minnesota studying to become a teacher. She contributed the page on Maya Angelou.

Sharon Burt has contributed to: Angelou, Maya

Burth, Andrew

Andrew Burth is an English major in his junior year at the University of Minnesota . He is interested in 19th and 20th century literature, working-class literature , and Shakespeare. He researched and submitted the page on Loida Maritza Pérez with Danielle Allen.

Andrew Burth has contributed to: Perez, Loida Maritza

Cade, Molly

Molly Cade, a student at the University of Minnesota, eagerly worked toward the completion of Jhumpa Lahiri's webpage for Voices from the Gaps, along with classmates Amber Friendt, Katie Wilbur, and Bethany Kovar. She hopes this website will educate people about Lahiri and other minority women writers. Molly plans to get a degree in English Literature and a degree in Interior Design.

Molly Cade has contributed to: N/A

Cameron, Megan

Megan Cameron has contributed to: N/A

Campbell, Loretta

Loretta Campbell, a student at the University of Minnesota, Milwaukee. She contributed to the page on Sister Souljah, in collaboration with Ambia Ricks, Deena M. Jefferson, and Regina Perez. Their author page was done as part of the coursework for Ilene Crawford's Contemporary Black Women Writers.

Loretta Campbell has contributed to: N/A

Canion, Erika S.

Erika S. Canion was a sophomore at the College of Saint Elizabeth in the 1999-2000 academic year, where she majors in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Psychology. Together with Stephanie Johnson, Kristyna Nazar, and Keisha Ritchie, she contributed the page on Gish Jen. Her interests include volleyball, movies, and gospel music.

Erika S. Canion has contributed to: Jen, Gish

Cardona, Antonio Tomas

Antonio Tomas Cardona has contributed to: N/A

Carlson, Mara

Mara Carlson has contributed to: Power, Susan

Carr, Nicole

Nicole Carr was a sophomore at the College of Saint Elizabeth during the 2001-2002 academic year. She is currently attending with an Elizabethan Scholarship for her B.S. in Biology. She enjoys playing music and sports, and working hard for her degree. She contributed the page on Marjorie Agosin with Lauren Barbara Mabey, Rosanna Isabel Reynoso, Laura Jane Moser, and Kylynn Raynett Roberson.

Nicole Carr has contributed to: N/A

Carter, Shante

Shante Carter has contributed to: N/A

Casteline, Lauren Marie

Lauren Marie Casteline is an English major, with minors in Writing and Secondary Education. She contributed the page on Esmeralda Santiago along with classmates Myrrh Marie Domingo, Kazuko Maekawa and Wendy Ann Michele Sheehan.

Lauren Marie Casteline has contributed to: N/A

Chapman, Jonathan D.

Jonathan D. Chapman is a junior now studying at the University of Minnesota through the Program for Individualized Learning, a degree program in which the student designs their own degree through a particular field of study. He is designing a degree in photo-journalism and visual communication. He enjoys writing and travel and hopes to combine these with photography for a job upon graduation. Jonathan contributed the page on Velma Wallis.

Jonathan D. Chapman has contributed to: Wallis, Velma

Chisholm, LaToya

LaToya Chisholm has contributed to: N/A

Christensen, Scott

Scott Christensen has contributed to: Harjo, Joy

Chung, Eva

Eva Chung, a graduating senior at Eagan High School, worked with Beth Karlgaard and Quynh Tran on the Demetria Martinez page. Throughout their academic career the group has been exposed to multi-cultural literature, especially that of Hispanic origins.

Eva Chung has contributed to: N/A

Clair, Melody

Melody Clair has contributed to: N/A

Clancy, Eileen

Eileen Clancy, a junior at the White Mountain School, enjoys chuckling while writing biographies.

Eileen Clancy has contributed to: N/A

Clarkson, Christina

Christina Clarkson is a senior English major at the University of Minnesota. She enjoys writing both fiction and non-fiction, while also reading multiple books at one time. After graduation, she plans to spend her time traveling and writing, which will hopefully lead to freelance work for magazines. Christina wrote a review of Soldier: A Poet's Childhood by June Jordan.

Christina Clarkson has contributed to: N/A

Cleary, Merideth

Merideth Cleary is a transfer student from Mankato State University. Her major is Elementary Education with a concentration in Kindergarten and Spanish. She has taken several Women's Studies and Cultural Studies classes both here at the U of MN and in Mankato. She is looking forward to diving more into the world web and finding out more about feminist and minority writers. She created the page about Cherrie Moraga with Erin Fergusson as part of the coursework for Michele Janette's Engl 1591 Literature of American Minorities class during Fall of 1996.

Merideth Cleary has contributed to: N/A

Coleman, Deborah

Deborah Coleman, a full-time student, mother to five children, and wife to a United States Air Force serviceman, contributed the page on Sherley Anne Williams with classmates from Macon State College. She is a Criminal Justice major and plans to become a district attorney/prosecutor.

Deborah Coleman has contributed to: Williams, Sherley Anne

Condit, James

James Condit has contributed to: Villanueva, Alma Luz

Conoran, Cynthia Lee

Cynthia Lee Conoran is from Dover, New Jersey, and is a sophomore English major at CSE. She would like to be a high school English teacher. Cynthia researched and submitted the page on Fae Myenne Ng in collaboration with Mercedes L. Arias, Marta Artemenko, Tara Catherine Cooper, and Kelly Marie Hopler.

Cynthia Lee Conoran has contributed to: Ng, Fae Myenne

Cooper, Tara

Tara Cooper is from Parsippany, New Jersey, and is a sophomore at CSE where she is majoring in English and has a minor in Secondary Education and American Studies. Her plans for the future include writing and teaching English at the high school level. Tara researched and submitted the page on Fae Myenne Ng in collaboration with Mercedes L. Arias, Marta Artemenko, Cynthia Lee Conoran, and Kelly Marie Hopler.

Tara Cooper has contributed to: Ng, Fae Myenne

Cooper, Tiesha Renee

Tiesha Renee Cooper is a student at South Plainfield High School who has "major goals" for her future and says "nothing's going to stop me." These include becoming a District Attorney. With classmates Rosemarie Louise Brizak, Rachel Elizabeth Feller, and Wanda Michelle Raynes, she contributed the page on Valerie Wilson Wesley.

Tiesha Renee Cooper has contributed to: N/A

Corbett, Lucy

Lucy Corbett, together with Licinia McMorrow, contributed the page on Jayne Cortez. At the time this page was submitted (Spring 2003) Lucy was a sophomore at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. This page was created in conjunction with an assignment for Professor Duchess Harris' course entitled Blacks in Paris.

Lucy Corbett has contributed to: N/A

Corgan, Alison

Alison Corgan is a senior at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. Her major is psychology and she plans to attend graduate school for a degree in the field of forensic science. She contributed to the page on Etel Adnan along with classmates Candace Worrell and Adhari R. Fullman.

Alison Corgan has contributed to: Adnan, Etel

Cornelius, Natasha Jor-dan

Natasha Jor-dan Cornelius is a 19 year-old sophomore majoring in education in the 2000-01 academic year at Macon State College. With Stephanie Michelle Handy, Benjamin Terrell Hubbard, Sharon Hunter, Sash J Lodge, Mary Mears and Myderia Pittman, she contributed the page on Tina Ansa.

Natasha Jor-dan Cornelius has contributed to: N/A

Cota, Cristi L.

Cristi L. Cota is a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, majoring in international relations with a concentration in Russian society and politics in international relations. She contributed the page on Emily Pauline Johnson as part of the coursework for Carol Miller's AmIn 3116 American Indian Literatures during winter quarter, 1997.

Cristi L. Cota has contributed to: Johnson, Emily Pauline

Cox, Jaysun

Jaysun Cox has contributed to: N/A

Criss, Dwynn

Dwynn Criss has contributed to: Gomez, Jewelle

Crushshon, Theresa

Theresa Crushshon is pursuing an art degree from the University of Minnesota.

Theresa Crushshon has contributed to: N/A

Cruz, Christian Dela

Christian Dela Cruz was a senior at the University of Minnesota in the 2001-02 academic year, where he studied English Literature and Creative Writing. He worked with Katie Kipp on the Sarah Winnemucca page.

Christian Dela Cruz has contributed to: N/A

Cunningham, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Cunningham has contributed to: N/A

Curtright, Lauren

Lauren Curtright is a graduate student at the University of Minnesota and has worked extensively to help bring the new VG site into being.

Lauren Curtright has contributed to: Douglass, Sarah Mapps, Desai, Anita, Deloria, Ella Cara, De Hoyos, Angela, Davis, Angela Yvonne, Craft, Ellen, Corpi, Lucha, Cooper, Joan California, Cofer, Judith Ortiz, Clifton, Lucille, Cliff, Michelle, Cisneros, Sandra, Chavez, Denise, Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung, Cervantes, Lorna Dee, Castillo, Ana, Campbell, Bebe Moore, Butler, Octavia Estelle, Bunkley, Anita Richmond, Broker, Ignatia, Bland, Eleanor Taylor, Blaeser, Kimberly, Bennett, Gwendolyn, Alvarez, Julia, Alexander, Meena, Alba, Alicia Gaspar de, Angelou, Maya, Allen, Paula Gunn, Brant, Beth (DEGONWADONTI), Alexander, Margaret Abigail Walker, Al-Shaykh, Hanan, Abu-Jaber, Diana, Abinader, Elmaz

Daily, Kathy

Kathy Daily has contributed to: Cooper, Joan California

Dalal, Piyali Nath

Piyali Nath Dalal is the daughter of Meenakshi and Pabitra Dalal, and she grew up in Wayne, Nebraska. Piyali graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in English and International Relations in May, 2001. While in college, she worked in the English Department as a writing tutor, peer advisor, and administrative assistant. She also was actively involved with the Multicultural Children's Circle at the Jane Addams School for Democracy. Piyali finds Voices from the Gaps project to be a critical contribution to literary study. Currently, she is working at the Minnesota Campus Compact. She contributed the pages on Louise Erdrich, Toni Morrison, and Ida B. Wells; and augmented the Edith Eaton page.

Piyali Nath Dalal has contributed to: Wells, Ida B., Erdrich, Louise

Daniel, Andria

Andria Daniel has contributed to: N/A

Daniels, Tyrone

Tyrone Daniels has contributed to: Hamilton, Virginia

Danielson, Sara

A senior majoring in English with the goal of becoming a high school English teacher (2004).

Sara Danielson has contributed to: N/A

Dasher-Alston, Robin M.

Robin M. Dasher-Alston graduated from Simmons College. She also earned a master's degree in political science from Villanova University and a Ph.D. in education, with a concentration in higher education, from the University of Pennsylvania. Robin's current research and writing interests are nineteenth-century women writers and women in higher education. She has contributed pages on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley.

Robin M. Dasher-Alston has contributed to: Keckley, Elizabeth Hobbs, Hopkins, Pauline Elizabeth

Davis, Ahkillah

Ahkillah Davis is a CBS undergraduate microbiology major at The University of Minnesota Twin Cities; she will graduate in the fall of 2007.

Ahkillah Davis has contributed to: N/A

Davis, Alicia

Alicia Davis is a 1998 graduate from Eagan High School. She contributed the page on Joy Kogawa in collaboration with Laura Behnke, Mandy Kuzma, and Mary Luebbers as an assignment for their University of Minnesota College in the Schools Course, Introduction to Modern Fiction.

Alicia Davis has contributed to: N/A

Davis, Bernadette

Bernadette Davis has contributed to: N/A

Debesai, Senit Rahel

Senit Rahel Debesai has contributed to: N/A

Debreyne, Adrien Maurice

Adrien Maurice Debreyne has contributed to: Nair, Mira

Dedinsky, Angelyn

Angelyn Dedinsky is a senior at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Journalism. She wishes to someday open and run her own bookstore and to get her master's degree, possibly in English. Some of her interests include photojournalism, traveling, and creative writing. Together with her classmates Jolyn Duesterhoeft, Mara Carlson, and Shari Oslos, Angi helped create and research the Voices page about Susan Power.

Angelyn Dedinsky has contributed to: Power, Susan

Denis, Rachelle

Rachelle Denis is a junior, business major at the College of Saint Elizabeth. She enjoys relaxing by reading books or just meditating. She contributed the page on Meena Alexander along with classmates Rachel Babyak, Kelly Boehmer, and Cinthia Taylor for Dr. Margaret Roman's Spring 2002 ENG 239 Women's Literature course at the College of St. Elizabeth.

Rachelle Denis has contributed to: Alexander, Meena

Dettmann, Shalee

Shalee Dettmann is an English major, Spanish minor, planning to begin the M.Ed. program at the University of Minnesota in 2008, to teach English Literature and Language to High School students. She is in the Honors College of Liberal Arts, writes poetry and reads fantasy and British Literature. She contributed to the Kym Ragusa web page.

Shalee Dettmann has contributed to: N/A

Devine, Colleen

Colleen Devine is a college Junior majoring in Psychology. She likes to spend her free time listening to music. She contributed the page on Sojourner Truth along with classmates Brianne Morrison, Jennifer Olewnik, Sara Temme for Dr. Margaret Roman's Women's Literature: A Different Voice class (ENG239) at the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Colleen Devine has contributed to: N/A

Dickinson, Laurie

Laurie Dickinson is a graduate student in English at the University of Minnesota. Her areas of interest include early twentieth-century British and American literature and computer-mediated literary studies. She is one of the designers and founding editors of this project and has contributed pages on Jessie Fauset, Nella Larsen, and Zora Neale Hurston.

Laurie Dickinson has contributed to: Hurston, Zora Neale

Diedrichsen, Stacie

Stacie Diedrichsen is an English student at the University of Minnesota. Her intrests include literary analysis and urban studies. In her spare time she enjoys reading fantasy fiction books. After graduation she hopes to persue a career in editing or publishing. Her contrubition was to the Ayako Ishagaki page with Karen Boone and BreAnn Fosse.

Stacie Diedrichsen has contributed to: N/A

Diercks, Kate Meredith

Kate Meredith Diercks is a senior at the University of Minnesota. She will graduate in May 2002 with a BA in Women's Studies. Along with classmates Tawana Nekesha Bandy, Emily Bess Heitzman, and Amber Rose Lacy, Kate contributed the page on Sandra Jackson-Opoku for her U.S. Women of Color Literatures class in Spring 2001.

Kate Meredith Diercks has contributed to: Jackson-Opoku, Sandra

Discenza, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Discenza has contributed to: N/A

Disch, Jackie L.

Jackie L. Disch graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1998 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She has published one book of poetry, Life Forces a Journey (JLD Publishing, 2001) with a second one, Hitting Bone, to be released in April 2004. Her work on the Beth E. Brant web page was done as an optional assignment in Carol Miller's class: American Indian Literature, Winter Quarter, 1998.

Jackie L. Disch has contributed to: Brant, Beth (DEGONWADONTI)

Discoll, Maureen

Maureen Discoll has contributed to: N/A

Dixon, Lesley

Lesley Dixon, a non-traditional student majoring in Business Administration, contributed the page on Sherley Anne Williams with classmates from Macon State College. A single mother of two, she works full-time at an insurance company and enjoys volunteering at church and with the local youth department.

Lesley Dixon has contributed to: Williams, Sherley Anne

Doerfler, Megan

Megan Doerfler has contributed to: Bennett, Gwendolyn

Domingo, Myrrh Marie

Myrrh Marie Domingo is an English major, minoring in Communications and Secondary Education. She contributed the page on Esmeralda Santiago along with classmates Lauren Marie Casteline, Kazuko Maekawa and Wendy Ann Michele Sheehan.

Myrrh Marie Domingo has contributed to: N/A

Dorner, Eric

Eric Dorner has contributed to: N/A

Dorner, Eric

Eric Dorner has contributed to: N/A

Douglas, Daniel

Daniel Douglas has contributed to: Veciana-Suarez, Ana

Driscoll, Marueen

Marueen Driscoll has contributed to: N/A

Droberg, Daniel

Daniel Droberg is a junior at the University of Minnesota,a recent transplant from Bethel College . He is currently studying psychology and plans on attending graduate school for Christian counseling. He has contributed to the page on >Leslie Marmon Silko. He can be reached at drob0002@umn.edu for comments or questions.

Daniel Droberg has contributed to: N/A

Dues, Rachel

Rachel Dues is a junior at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. She is an English major with a minor in Psychology. Rachel enjoys writing, and will be taking summer classes in biology and business law. She contributed to the page on Helena Maria Viramontes, in collaboration with Paula Dos Santos, Nicole Lu, Mandy Russo, and Elaine Rodrigues. Their author page was done as part of the coursework for Dr. Margaret Roman's English 239/Women's Literature: A Different Voice class.

Rachel Dues has contributed to: Viramontes, Helena Maria

Duesterhoeft, Jolyn

Jolyn Duesterhoeft is a senior at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Sociology of Law/Criminal Justice and Deviance. Jolyn, along with her classmates Shari Oslos, Angi Dedinsky and Mara Carlson, contributed the page on Susan Power during a three-week long Intersession course on women writers of color. As a group, they had the wonderful opportunity to meet Susan Power and the chance to hear her read from her works.

Jolyn Duesterhoeft has contributed to: N/A

Dvorkin, Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry Dvorkin has contributed to: Niggli, Josephina

Eaton, Paul

Paul Eaton is a senior English and History major at the University of Minnesota. He is currently working on his summa thesis on slave narratives, and plans to graduate in Spring 2003. He will then pursue graduate studies in student affairs. Paul wrote a review of Whispering in Shadows by Jeannette Armstrong.

Paul Eaton has contributed to: N/A

Eby, Derek

Derek Eby has contributed to: N/A

Edwards, Anna

Anna Edwards has contributed to: N/A

Elo, Jake

Jake Elo has contributed to: Brent, Linda

Erickson, Katie

Katie Erickson is a pre-interior design major at the University of Minnesota. She contributed the page on Winnifred Eaton.

Katie Erickson has contributed to: Eaton, Winnifred (Onoto Watanna)

Ernst, Adam

Adam Ernst is a 1998 graduate of Eagan High School. He is going into the Marine Reserves and will continue his education at the University of Washington. He contributed the page on Courtni Wright in collaboration with Erin O'Tool and Charles Rome.

Adam Ernst has contributed to: N/A

Esparza, Crystal

Crystal Esparza is currently a junior at the University of Minnesota. Her intended majors are that of Chicano Studies and Communication Studies. Crystal is also currently an officer of CR Dance Troupe and an organizer for Collective Rhapsody a dance showcase. She currently works at the School of Nursing Dean’s Office.

Crystal Esparza has contributed to: N/A

Esparza, Nubia

Nubia Esparza is a Chicano Studies major and Women Studies minor. She plans on going to graduate school and pursuing a degree in social work. She, along with Sara Mozayeny and Molly Sutton, contributed the page on Carolina Garcia-Aguilera as part of the coursework for Gwen Pough's Spring 2002 WOST 3303W "Writing Differences" class at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Nubia Esparza has contributed to: N/A

Ethnic Studies 147

Ethnic Studies 147, a class at UC-Berkeley taught by Professor Tiya Miles, contributed pages on Rayna Green and Barbara Neely. The students who worked on the Rayna Green page were Ronnie Bautista, Celia Carter, Adam E. Cordova, Julia Conroy, Maria Esther Fernandez, Jennifer Johnson, Nina Marie La Rosa, Jennifer Lee, Roddrick Lee, Andrea Li, Maria Lopez, Carmen Martinez, Lawrence Rhone, Georgia Roberts, Cin-Yee Shih, Kenisha Smith, Dae-Han Song, Vieuphet Soungpanya, Kathy To, Patricia Turrubiartes, Shelly Watson, and Kristin Wygal. The students who worked on the Barbara Neely page were Monica Aguirre, Jasmine Barackman, Cassy Bligh, Marcie Chin, Peter Chin, Kay Fischer, Alejandra Flores, Carmen Gomez, Karmela Herrera, Theresa Ho, Chandalyn Jones, Christina Juman, Millie Lapidario, Karineh Mahdessian, Sara McCarthy, Tenea Price, Earl Rivard, Valerie San Luis, David Sedghi, Melissa Tagatac, Susana Telles, Long Trinh, Karen Vilia, and Naomi Watanabe.

Ethnic Studies 147 has contributed to: Green, Rayna D.

Evans, Lori M.

Lori M. Evans is a senior majoring in Foods/Nutrition and minoring in Sociology. Lori contributed to the page on June Jordan in collaboration with Sally Ann Brunot, Daniela Kocoska, Megan Quinn, and Carla Silva.

Lori M. Evans has contributed to: Neely, Barbara

Everest, Adrian

Adrian Everest has contributed to: Earling, Debra Magpie

Falor, Jenny

Jenny Falor is a student at the University of Minnesota, with a double major in Psychology and Spanish. She is planning on graduating in Spring 2008. She worked with a group of fellow students on the Pearl Cleage page.

Jenny Falor has contributed to: N/A

Farrell, Misty

Misty Farrell is a University of Minnesota student working toward her Bachelors of Arts Degree in English. She contirbuted the page on Gayl Jones with classmate Julie M. Grazier during the Spring 2001 Voices from the Gaps class.

Misty Farrell has contributed to: Jones, Gayl

Fashant, Jessica

Jessica Fashant is a 1998 graduate from Eagan High School. She contributed the page on Adrienne Kennedy in collaboration with Justin Brown and Angela Seanoa. All three have participated in many extracurricular activities at school including National Honor Society, Student Government, and a variety of sports.

Jessica Fashant has contributed to: Kennedy, Adrienne

Feeney, Mary

Mary Feeney has contributed to: N/A

Feliciano, Julicza

Julicza Feliciano has contributed to: De Hoyos, Angela

Feller, Rachel Elizabeth

Rachel Elizabeth Feller is a student at South Plainfield High School. She loves sports, poetry, and writing. In the future Rachel hopes to be successful in a writing career or as an elementary school teacher. With classmates Rosemarie Louise Brizak, Tiesha Renee Cooper, and Wanda Michelle Raynes, she contributed the page on Valerie Wilson Wesley.

Rachel Elizabeth Feller has contributed to: Wesley, Valerie Wilson

Fergusson, Erin

Erin Fergusson is a recently transferred student here to the University of Minnesota. She has not yet chosen a major, as she is still doing some soul searching. For the past fifteen years, she was formerly a competitive figure skater. Her interests in school are sports medicine and children-related studies. She has thoroughly enjoyed learning how to create a web page. She created the page about Cherrie Moraga with Merideth Cleary as part of the coursework for Michele Janette's Engl 1591 Literature of American Minorities class during Fall of 1996.

Erin Fergusson has contributed to: N/A

Fidele, Marie

Marie Fidele has contributed to: N/A

Fluke, Jen

Jen Fluke has contributed to: Childress, Alice

Flynn, Travis

Travis Flynn has contributed to: N/A

Fodness, Jenna

Jenna Fodness is currently attending the University of Minnesota to obtain a graduate degree in English Education.

Jenna Fodness has contributed to: N/A

Fosse, BreAnn

BreAnn Fosse is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota. She plans to use her English degree and passion for words to pursue a career in publishing. She enjoys reading, hanging out in Uptown with her friends, and planning her upcoming wedding. Her contrubition was to the Ayako Ishagaki page with Karen Boone and BreAnn Fosse.

BreAnn Fosse has contributed to: N/A

Fox, Emily

Emily Fox has contributed to: Takeuchi, Naoko

Fox, Shannon Leslie

Shannon Leslie Fox contributed the page on Carolyn Rodgers along with Jacqueline Discenza, JeanMarie Parzych, and Theresa Wall as coursework for Dr. Margaret Roman's Women's Literature class at the College of St. Elizabeth.

Shannon Leslie Fox has contributed to: N/A

Fraser, Katie

Katie Fraser has contributed to: Earling, Debra Magpie

Friendt, Amber

Amber Friendt has contributed to: N/A

Fuller, Kendra

Kendra Fuller is a sophomore psychology major at Macon State College in Georgia. She contributed to the Mari Evans page.

Kendra Fuller has contributed to: N/A

Fullman, Adhari R.

Adhari R. Fullman is a sophomore at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. Her major is Communications with a minor in advertising and television production. She plans on going to graduate school to receive a Master's in Business Management. She contributed to the page on Etel Adnan along with classmates Candace Worrell and Alison Corgan.

Adhari R. Fullman has contributed to: Adnan, Etel

Gale, Molly

A senior majoring in English (2004)

Molly Gale has contributed to: N/A

Gallagher, Cathy

Cathy Gallagher is an English major and aspiring college graduate who hopes to graduate prior to her oldest daughter's high school graduation in 2002. She contributed, along with classmates Gwen Steel, Paula Hoover, Nina Sutton and Sarah Monahan, to the page on Shirley Geok-lin Lim. They worked together feverishly during the three week "Women Writers of Color" Intersession class in May/June of 2000.

Cathy Gallagher has contributed to: N/A

Gardner, Lindy

Lindy Gardner was an English Literature Major at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, who graduated in the summer of 2000. Lindy researched and contributed the page on Shay Youngblood along with classmates Amy Diesch, Rebecca Janisch, and May Vang during a three-week Intersession course at the University.

Lindy Gardner has contributed to: Youngblood, Shay

Gengler, Kim

Kim Gengler, a University of Minnesota senior majoring in English and Journalism, favors writing in black ink and relishes reading a good book outdoors. She is also the editor in chief of a literary journal, Liminal, and hopes to go into children's book publishing.

Kim Gengler has contributed to: N/A

Gilbert, Helen

Helen Gilbert is always in search of dynamic women writers addressing life in the real world. She contributed the page on Nellie Wong.

Helen Gilbert has contributed to: N/A

Gilby, Dena

Dena Gilby holds Bachelor's Degrees in English and Classical Humanities from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri; Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with and emphasis on issues of class, gender and race in the ancient Mediterranean. She is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. She has contributed the pages on Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Mary Church Terrell.

Dena Gilby has contributed to: Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung

Gipe, Nicholas

Nicholas Gipe grew up in North Minneapolis, graduating from Patrick Henry High School in 1998. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota in 2002, and is currently enrolled in the University of Minnesota's Master of Education program in English Education. He plans to go on to teach high school English.

Nicholas Gipe has contributed to: N/A

Gleason, Mike

Mike Gleason has contributed to: Alba, Alicia Gaspar de

Gloor, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Gloor is a third year student at the University of Minnesota. She plans to graduate in fall 2008, with a major in English. Elizabeth Gloor contributed to the Shahrnush Parsipur author page.

Elizabeth Gloor has contributed to: N/A

Glover, Thomasine

Thomasine Glover is a sophomore at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is currently majoring in Finance. The two things that really connected her to Anita Bunkley was that she really liked her writing style and how she takes the idea of romance novel writing to a new level. Thomasine contributed the page on Anita Bunkley with classmates Crystal Money Hearvey and Shuntay McCoy as part of the coursework for Ilene Crawford's Introduction to Ethnic Minority Literature class at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee during the Spring of 2000.

Thomasine Glover has contributed to: Bunkley, Anita Richmond

Grahsler, Kristen

Kristen Grahsler has contributed to: Cooper, Joan California

Grazier, Julie M.

Julie M. Grazier is a University of Minnesota student working toward her Bachelors of Arts Degree in English. She contirbuted the page on Gayl Jones with classmate Misty Farrell during the Spring 2001 Voices from the Gaps class.

Julie M. Grazier has contributed to: Jones, Gayl

Greco, Lindsay

Lindsay Greco grew up in Buffalo Grove, which is a suburb of Chicago , Illinois . She is a third year psychology undergraduate at the University of Minnesota . She is also in the process of obtaining her minor in English literature. She currently volunteers at Chrysalis women's center as a resource counselor and is joining a research team next semester where she will be doing research on interpersonal relationships with a professor at the University. She plans on going to graduate school soon after graduation where she wants to receive her masters in marriage and family therapy. She has also thought about doing dance therapy in addition to family therapy.

Lindsay Greco has contributed to: N/A

Green, Becky

Becky Green is a transfer student from Madison, Wisconsin. She is a pre-english major and attends the University of Minnesota. She submitted the page on Audre Lorde with Altenin Nguyen as part of the coursework for Michele Janette's Engl 1591 Literature of American Minorities class during Fall of 1996.

Becky Green has contributed to: N/A

Grihalva, Joey

Joey Grihalva is a third-year student majoring in Studies in Cinema and Media Culture, with a minor in African-American and African Studies. He focuses his work on the study of American Hip-Hop Culture and Music and is working on a senior project that will be a Hip-Hop News program broadcasting over the internet in the Fall of 2007.

Joey Grihalva has contributed to: N/A

Grischkowsky, Angela; Heidi Hemmen, and Jason Schindler

Angela Grischkowsky, Heidi Hemmen, and Jason Schindler are students enrolled in the College-in-the-Schools/Modern Literature program at Eagan High School. They participate in Voices From the Gaps through this connection with the University of Minnesota, and submitted the page on Lucille Clifton.

Angela; Heidi Hemmen Grischkowsky has contributed to: Clifton, Lucille

Griswold, Lisa

Lisa Griswold has contributed to: Corpi, Lucha

Guice, Leticia M.

Leticia M. Guice is pursuing a double major in English and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her hobbies are rollerskating and writing. Leticia researched and submitted the page on Sapphire along with classmates Shante'L. D. Harrell and Nanette Ray as part of coursework for Ilene Crawford's Introduction to Ethnic Minority Literature class at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee during the Spring of 2000.

Leticia M. Guice has contributed to: N/A

Gustafson, Greg

Greg Gustafson helped create the Sahar Khalifeh page in his final semester of undergraduate learning. In working on this page he learned exactly how much he had to learn about the ways of the world. He feels this a good thing. His interests include music and bicycles.

Greg Gustafson has contributed to: N/A

Guy, Carly

Carly Guy worked with JoAnna Thomsen to contribute the page on Joanna Kadi. Carly attends the University of Minnesota and is an English Education major. She hopes to become a high school English instructor in the future.

Carly Guy has contributed to: N/A

Hagseth, Cayce

Cayce Hagseth has contributed to: N/A

Hampton, Cheryl

Cheryl Hampton has contributed to: Villanueva, Alma Luz

Handt, Melissa

An elementary education major (2004).

Melissa Handt has contributed to: N/A

Handy, Stephanie Michelle

Stephanie Michelle Handy is a 19 year-old sophomore majoring in psychology in the 2000-01 academic year at Macon State College. With Natasha Jor-dan Cornelius, Benjamin Terrell Hubbard, Sharon Hunter, Sash J Lodge, Mary Mears and Myderia Pittman, she contributed the page on Tina Ansa.

Stephanie Michelle Handy has contributed to: N/A

Hanson, Aaren

Aaren Hanson is currently a Sociology major at the University of Minnesota. She plans on becoming a professor of Sociology and teaching at a major university. She has contributed to the page on Phillis Wheatley.

Aaren Hanson has contributed to: Wheatley, Phillis

Hanson, Kelly

Kelly Hanson has contributed to: N/A

Hanstad, Chelsie

Chelsie Hanstad has contributed to: N/A

Harrell Jr., Willie

Willie J. Harrell, Jr. is Assistant Professor of English at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, where he teaches courses in African-American Literature and Cultural Studies and other ethnic literatures. His research interests include Nineteenth-Century American Literature/Cultural Studies with an emphasis on African-American Literature/Cultural Studies, African-American Jeremiadic Rhetoric, Slave Narratives, Charles Chesnutt, Martin Delany, Oral History, and Historicizing Text. His most recent essay is forthcoming in the Canadian Review of American Studies.

Willie Harrell Jr. has contributed to: N/A

Harrell, Shante' L. D.

Shante' L. D. Harrell is a psychology major at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is also the mother of 10 month old, Nadia. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter. Shante' researched and submitted the page on Sapphire along with classmates Leticia M. Guice and Nanette Ray as part of coursework for Ilene Crawford's Introduction to Ethnic Minority Literature class at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee during the Spring of 2000.

Shante' L. D. Harrell has contributed to: N/A

Haugan, Robyn

Robyn Haugan has contributed to: N/A

Haverstock, Sam

Sam Haverstock is a senior at the White Mountain School, heading to Prescott College in the fall.

Sam Haverstock has contributed to: N/A

Hearvey, Crystal Money

Crystal Money Hearvey is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is majoring in elementary education. Crystal contributed the page on Anita Bunkley with classmates Thomasine Glover and Shuntay McCoy as part of the coursework for Ilene Crawford's Introduction to Ethnic Minority Literature class at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee during the Spring of 2000.

Crystal Money Hearvey has contributed to: Bunkley, Anita Richmond

Heath, Lisa

Lisa Heath is a student at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus, working on a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in History. One of her greatest interests is the natural world around her. She loves to camp and hike, and have traveled cross country on numerous occasions. Someday she hopes to write about her travels and experiences with nature.She contributed the page on Patricia McKissack as part of the Spring 2001 Voices from the Gaps class.

Lisa Heath has contributed to: N/A

Heerwald, Jessica

Jessica Heerwald is currently studying Genetics and Cell Biology. She will graduate in 2002 and then begin fufilling her newfound dream of being anything but someone who studies Genetics and Cell Biology. She contributed the page on Jessica Hagedorn with classmates Chris Miles and Tina Avent in the Spring 2001 Voices from the Gaps class.

Jessica Heerwald has contributed to: Hagedorn, Jessica Tarahata

Hegewisch, Martha Eugenia

Martha Eugenia Hegewisch has contributed to: Nair, Mira

Heitzman, Emily Bess

Emily Bess Heitzman, a Global Studies major and Geography minor, is working on her baccalaureate of arts at the University of Minnesota. She is especially interested in women's and literacy issues. She will graduate in May 2002. Along with classmates Tawana Nekesha Bandy, Kate Meredith Diercks, and Amber Rose Lacy, Emily contributed the page on Sandra Jackson-Opoku for her U.S. Women of Color Literatures class in Spring 2001.

Emily Bess Heitzman has contributed to: Jackson-Opoku, Sandra

Hemming, Kaia

Kaia Hemming was a part-time student studying English at the University of Minnesota in the 2002-02 academic year. She hopes to be a writer for the rest of her life and eventually live on a tropical island selling coconuts on the beach. Kaia worked with Ncha Xiong to contribute the page on Juliana Pegues.

Kaia Hemming has contributed to: Pegues, Juliana

Henderson, Melessa Renee

Melessa Renee Henderson was a 1997 graduate of the University of Minnesota-Morris. As an honors student, she majored in English and Secondary Education, and will be seeking employment as a high school English teacher. She loves literature, movies, writing, running, traveling, and seeks to make the world a better place. She and her wonderful husband Curtis reside in Bloomington, Minnesota. Melessa researched and submitted the page on Gertrude Simmons Bonnin.

Melessa Renee Henderson has contributed to: N/A

Her, Mai Yia

Mai Yia Her is a junior majoring in psychology at the University of Minnesota.

Mai Yia Her has contributed to: N/A

Herbaugh, Heather

Heather Herbaugh has contributed to: N/A

Herolt, Brett

Brett Herolt has contributed to: N/A

Hickman, Lynn

Lynn Hickman has contributed to: N/A

Hill, Joyce

Joyce Hill is a student at Kent State University. She submitted the page on BeBe Moore Campbell.

Joyce Hill has contributed to: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Holliday, DeLoise

DeLoise Holliday has contributed to: Kalsey, Surjeet, Cole, Johnetta B.

Holstein, Andrea

Andrea Holstein has taken Engl3351, Voices from the Gaps, course in 2006-2007.

Andrea Holstein has contributed to: N/A

Holstein, Andrea

Andrea Holstein is a senior at the University of Minnesota studying English and Psychology.

Andrea Holstein has contributed to: N/A

Holub, Maria-Theresia

Maria-Theresia Holub is a major in American Studies. She has always been very interested in literature of different ethnic groups in the United States. Originally, she comes from Austria, but the year from fall 1997 to spring 1998 she spent as an exchange student at the University of Minnesota. Maria-Theresia researched and submitted the page on Janet Campbell Hale.

Maria-Theresia Holub has contributed to: Hale, Janet Campbell

Hook, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hook has contributed to: Ahmed, Leila

Hoover, Paula

Paula Hoover has contributed to: N/A

Hopkins, Carolyn

Carolyn Hopkins is a tenth-grade English teacher in Hampton, Virginia. She is also a published poet who enjoys ballet dancing. Writing is her passion and she is currently working on a book of poetry that examines stereotyping. She has a Master's in Education, and is currently pursuing another master's in Creative Writing. She hopes to become a college professor someday. She is the parent of a seventeen-year-old son named Christopher. Carolyn submitted the page on Patrice Gaines.

Carolyn Hopkins has contributed to: Gaines, Patrice

Hopkins, Sandy

Sandy Hopkins has contributed to: Corpi, Lucha

Hopler, Kelly Marie

Kelly Marie Hopler is from Roxbury Township, New Jersey, and is a senior at the College of Saint Elizabeth. She is majoring in Psychology and her future career goal is to become an Industrial Psychologist. Kelly researched and submitted the page on Fae Myenne Ng in collaboration with Mercedes L. Arias, Marta Artemenko, Tara Catherine Cooper, and Tara Cooper.

Kelly Marie Hopler has contributed to: Ng, Fae Myenne

Horan, Katie

I am a transfer student pursuing a master’s degree in English Education. The aspect of Senior’s writing I enjoyed the most was her ability to write an engaging, thought provoking short story.

Katie Horan has contributed to: N/A

Howie, Mindy S.

Mindy S. Howie is an English/Education major at Russel Sage College. In her free time, she likes to sing and write poetry. She has had two of her poems published in anthologies from the National Library of Poetry, and she hopes to publish more of her work in different places in the future. Mindy contributed the page on Naomi Shihab Nye.

Mindy S. Howie has contributed to: Nye, Naomi Shihab

Hua, Julie

Julie Hua is originally from Manhattan. She is a political science and women's studies double major at the University of Minnesota and hopes to leave Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Scandinavians, shortly. She spends her frigid Minnesota days waiting for the Revolution. She is working as an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) intern for the Voices Project and has completed pages on bell hooks, Cherry Muhanji, and Ana Castillo.

Julie Hua has contributed to: Castillo, Ana

Hubbard, Benjamin Terrell

Benjamin Terrell Hubbard is a 19 year-old sophomore majoring in business in the 2000-01 academic year at Macon State College. With Natasha Jor-dan Cornelius, Stephanie Michelle Handy, Sharon Hunter, Sash J Lodge, Mary Mears, and Myderia Pittman, he contributed the page on Tina Ansa.

Benjamin Terrell Hubbard has contributed to: Hooks, Bell

Hubbard, Jason

Jason Hubbard is a third-year English major at the University of Minnesota. He gets a kick out of reading German philosophy even though it makes him dizzy.

Jason Hubbard has contributed to: N/A

Hubman, Melinda

Melinda Hubman has contributed to: N/A

Huebsch, Louann

Louann Huebsch has contributed to: N/A

Huffner, Sarah

Sarah Huffner has contributed to: Veciana-Suarez, Ana

Huiras, Robin

Robin Huiras has attended Mankato State University for two years and then transferred to the University of Minnesota to pursue a career in journalism. She has contributed to the page on Leslie Marmon Silko.

Robin Huiras has contributed to: N/A

Hulander, Kelly

Kelly Hulander has contributed to: N/A

Hunt, Jennifer Anne

Jennifer Anne Hunt has contributed to: Uchida, Yushiko

Hunter, Sharon

Sharon Hunter is a sophomore majoring in education in the 2000-01 academic year at Macon State College. With Natasha Jor-dan Cornelius, Stephanie Michelle Handy, Benjamin Terrell Hubbard, Sash J Lodge, Mary Mears, and Myderia Pittman, she contributed the page on Tina Ansa.

Sharon Hunter has contributed to: N/A

Huntington, Lane

Lane Huntington is a senior who takes pride in the activities he does at the White Mountain School. He graduates in 2005.

Lane Huntington has contributed to: N/A

Hyland, Tina

Tina Hyland is an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota. In the spring of 2007, she will graduate with a BA in English and begin work with Americorps.

Tina Hyland has contributed to: N/A

Jacobson, Emily Christine

Emily Christine Jacobson is a sophomore at the University of Minnesota who is majoring in psychology and planning to earn a graduate degree in physical therapy. A few of her interests include volunteering and aerobics. She has contributed to the page on Gwendolyn Brooks.

Emily Christine Jacobson has contributed to: N/A

Janisch, Rebecca

Rebecca Janisch is a senior, majoring in English and Theatre at the University of Minnesota. She collaborated with Lindy Gardner, May Doua Vang, and Amy Diesch on the author entry for Shay Youngblood.

Rebecca Janisch has contributed to: N/A

Jefferson, Deena M.

Deena M. Jefferson, a student at the University of Minnesota, Milwaukee. She contributed to the page on Sister Souljah, in collaboration with Loretta Campbell, Ambia Ricks, and Regina Perez. Their author page was done as part of the coursework for Ilene Crawford's Contemporary Black Women Writers.

Deena M. Jefferson has contributed to: N/A

Jefferson, Patricia

Patricia Jefferson has contributed to: Williams, Sherley Anne

Jenkins, Toni S.

Toni is currently attending Milwaukee Area Technical College to be a social worker. She says “I love to help people and I enjoy reading and writing poetry. I hope to one day publish a book of my poems and a novel.” Her instructor’s name is Myra George.

Toni S. Jenkins has contributed to: N/A

Jesberger, Kara Marie

Kara Marie Jesberger is currently persuing an English degree at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. After graduation she plans to teach in Japan for a year. What she will miss most about the U.S. while she is in Japan: Sitting on the couch on Thursday nights watching Friends, Will and Grace, and ER while flipping to UPN during commercials to watch WWF Smackdown and driving her roommates crazy. She contributed the page on Andrea Davis Pinkney for the Voices from the Gaps Spring 2001 class with classmates Lori Siebenaller and Renee Schechter.

Kara Marie Jesberger has contributed to: Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Johansen, Lacy

Lacy Johansen is majoring in mathematics at the University of Minnesota, IT. She worked on the Shahrnush Parsipur page.

Lacy Johansen has contributed to: N/A

Johnson-Lewis, Audrey D.

Audrey D. Johnson-Lewis is a senior at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, majoring in Social Work and minoring in Psychology. She is a Spring 2000 intern at a teen runaway shelter, and plans eventually to work in the child welfare system. Audrey contributed the page on Gwendolyn Parker with Sarah Bankenbusch, Kathryn Savyannah, and Tiffany Zarling.

Audrey D. Johnson-Lewis has contributed to: N/A

Johnson, C.

C. Johnson has contributed to: N/A

Johnson, Jacqueline Donna

Jacqueline Donna Johnson has contributed to: Uchida, Yushiko

Johnson, Jolene Dupont

Jolene Dupont Johnson recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English. She loves to read, travel, and play golf. She submitted the page on Jeannette Armstrong.

Jolene Dupont Johnson has contributed to: N/A

Johnson, Kelli Lyon

Kelli Lyon Johnson is Assistant Professor of English at Miami University Hamilton, where she teaches ethnic literature. She has published articles on Latina writers in Mosaic, Frontiers, and The Bilingual Review/La Revista Bilingue. She contributed the pages on Cristina Garcia and Achy Obejas.

Kelli Lyon Johnson has contributed to: Garcia, Cristina, Obejas, Achy

Johnson, Stacy

Stacy Johnson contributed the page on Hallie Quinn Brown in collaboration with Ali Berce, Christine Keenan, and Tara J. Williams. Stacy is a sophomore at the University of Wisconson, Milwaukee, majoring in English. She enjoys driving her motorcycle, swimming, baking cookies, and hanging out with her friends.

Stacy Johnson has contributed to: N/A

Johnson, Stephanie

Stephanie Johnson was a graduating senior in the 1999-2000 academic year at the College of St. Elizabeth, with a major in Psychology and minors in Spanish and Sociology. Together with Erika Canion, Kristyna Nazar, and Keisha Ritchie, she contributed the page on Gish Jen. After graduation, she plans to pursue further education and take care of her little one.

Stephanie Johnson has contributed to: Jen, Gish

Jones, Danielle

Danielle Jones has contributed to: Alba, Alicia Gaspar de

Jones, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Jones is an English and Environmental Studies major at the University of MInnesota. Following graduation, she plans on moving to Costa Rica and writing from an all organic farm. She contributed, along with classmates Jessica Olson, Elvin Jones, and Rebecca Teale, to the page on Gloria Anzaldua.

Elizabeth Jones has contributed to: N/A

Jones, Elvin

Elvin Jones is a 21 year old English Major at the University of Minnesota. After graduating in the Fall of 2001, he plans to move back to Detroit (his hometown) to become a teacher in secondary education. He contributed, along with classmates Jessica Olson, Elizabeth Jones, and Rebecca Teale, to the page on Gloria Anzaldua.

Elvin Jones has contributed to: N/A

Jordin, Corey

Corey Jordin has contributed to: N/A

Julik, Rebecca

Rebecca Julik has contributed to: Desai, Anita

Kane, Julie

Julie Kane has contributed to: Al-Shaykh, Hanan

Karlgaard, Beth

Beth Karlgaard, a graduating senior at Eagan High School, worked with Eva Chung and Quynh Tran on the Demetria Martinez page. Throughout their academic career the group has been exposed to multi-cultural literature, especially that of Hispanic origins.

Beth Karlgaard has contributed to: N/A

Keenan, Christine

Christine Keenan contributed the page on Hallie Quinn Brown in collaboration with Stacy Johnson, Ali Berce, and Tara J. Williams. Christine is a senior at the University of Wisconson, Milwaukee, pursuing a degree in Social Work. After graduating, she hopes to work with juvenile delinquents. Her spare time is devoted to her two-year old son.

Christine Keenan has contributed to: Brown, Hallie Quinn

Kelsch, Amy

Amy Kelsch is an English major in her senior year at the University of Minnesota. She collaborated on the Elizabeth Nunez page with Emily Mack and Sarah King.

Amy Kelsch has contributed to: Nunez, Elizabeth

Kessler, Meredith A

Meredith A Kessler has contributed to: N/A

King, Sarah

Sarah King is an English major with a double minor in Journalism and Russian, at the University of Minnesota. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys hockey, cycling, traveling, and shopping. She collaborated on the Elizabeth Nunez page with Emily Mack and Amy Kelsch.

Sarah King has contributed to: Nunez, Elizabeth

King, Sarah

Sarah King is a student at the University of Minnesota. She contributed to VG for Liz Hutter's Survey of American Literature course in Fall 2004.

Sarah King has contributed to: N/A

Kipp, Katherine

Katherine Kipp has contributed to: N/A

Kipp, Katie

Katie Kipp was an English Major at the University of Minnesota in 2001-02. She is planning to enter Master of English Education after her graduation in May 2003. She worked with Christian Dela Cruz on the Sarah Winnemucca page.

Katie Kipp has contributed to: N/A

Klohs, Caroline

Caroline Klohs is a 2003 graduate of Wayzata High School. She is currently a junior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities majoring in Communication Studies and Political Science. Caroline is president of her sorority, Pi Beta Phi, and is an active member of the University student group Student Alumni Ambassadors. She is a Marketing and Sales Intern at Smith Barney, an investment banking corporation in downtown Minneapolis, and is a Manager at Lord Fletchers Restaurant during the summer.

Caroline Klohs has contributed to: N/A

Koch, Christopher

Christopher Koch is an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is currently a senior in the Biochemistry and Genetics and Cell Development programs in the College of Biological Sciences (2004).

Christopher Koch has contributed to: N/A

Koerpel, Michael

Michael Koerpel is a transfer student from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He is in his junior year and is majoring in English lit.

Michael Koerpel has contributed to: Pineau, Gisele

Konkol, Alison

Alison Konkol has contributed to: N/A

Kosanovich, Jana

Jana Kosanovich has contributed to: N/A

Kosseh-Kamanda, Mafo

Mafo Kosseh-Kamanda has contributed to: N/A

Kovar, Bethany

Bethany Kovar is a junior at Boston College where she is double majoring in English and Communications. She has a passion and interest in pursuing film, photography, and screenwriting. She, along with her group members Katie Wilbur, Amber Friendt, and Molly Cade enjoyed researching Jhumpa Lahiri and learning about Indian-American culture.

Bethany Kovar has contributed to: N/A

Kowalska, Teresa

Teresa Kowalska contributed the page on Han Suyin. She is a trained chemist by profession and is full professor in physical chemistry at the Silesian University, Katowice, Poland. She teaches undergraduates, and the MSc and PhD students physical chemistry (basically thermodynamics) applied to separation sciences. Her great hobby is literature (belles lettres). She reads a lot and occasionally translates poetry and prose from English and German into Polish. Han Suyin is her greatest literary love: "I consider her as one of the most splendid writers in this ending century, perhaps the most interesting and greatest one, and for me personally she's no. 1."

Teresa Kowalska has contributed to: Suyin, Han

Koy, Cindy

Cindy Koy is a third year student double-majoring in English and Gender, Women, and Sexualities Studies with a minor in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. She has always had a deep love of reading and writing and hopes to earn her teaching license after graduation in order to share her passion with others. If she could make a living off her writing, she would. Cindy helped contribute to the author page on Sahar Khalifeh

Cindy Koy has contributed to: N/A

Kral, Megan

Megan Kral has contributed to: N/A

Kristel

Kristel is a senior at Eagan High School. She is part of the girls Varsity Tennis team, which ends this fall, and she is part of the National Honor Society. She also plays the clarinet in Eagan's Concert Band. One of Kristel's favorite books is "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin. Her all time favorite movie is Titanic. She will be attending college in the fall of 1998 to major in International Studies and Business. She one day hopes to be able to study abroad in England. Kristel - along with Yelena and Maria - researched and submitted the page on Angelina Weld Grimke as an assignment for their class, Intro. to Modern Fiction. All three offer their thanks to Ms. Anderson for help on this project.

Kristel has contributed to: N/A

Krohn, Kristina

Kristina Krohn has contributed to: N/A

Kurcinka, Josh

Josh Kurcinka, along with Megan Kral and Christie Mason, created the webpage on Nicholasa Mohr. Josh, Megan, and Christie are seniors at Eagan High School in Eagan, Minnesota. They created this page for a University of Minnesota class offered at their high school. All three are actively involved in numerous art and athletic activities.

Josh Kurcinka has contributed to: N/A

Kuzma, Mandy

Mandy Kuzma is a 1998 graduate from Eagan High School. She contributed the page on Joy Kogawa in collaboration with Laura Behnke, Alicia Davis, and Mary Luebbers as an assignment for their University of Minnesota College in the Schools Course, Introduction to Modern Fiction.

Mandy Kuzma has contributed to: N/A

La Ronge, Elizabeth

Elizabeth La Ronge is a junior at the University of MN who transferred from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is an enrolled member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe, majoring in American Indian Studies, and she submitted the page on Leanne Howe as part of the coursework for Carol Miller's AmIn 3116 American Indian Literatures. Some of the information/research was received in an email interview with the author on 2/13/97.

Elizabeth La Ronge has contributed to: N/A

Lacy, Amber Rose

Amber Rose Lacy is currently a third year student at the University of Minnesota, working to obtain a degree in Journalism. Along with this degree she with receive a minor in Womenss Studies, with emphasis on gender identities. Along with classmates Tawana Nekesha Bandy, Kate Meredith Diercks, and Emily Bess Heitzman, Amber contributed the page on Sandra Jackson-Opoku for her U.S. Women of Color Literatures class in Spring 2001.

Amber Rose Lacy has contributed to: Jackson-Opoku, Sandra

Laflin, Ashley

Ashley Laflin in an English major at the University of Minnesota. She will graduate in May of 2007. She enjoys reading, community, and ice cream.

Ashley Laflin has contributed to: Villanueva, Alma Luz

Lair, Jenna

Jenna Lair has contributed to: Villanueva, Alma Luz

Lambert, Amy

Amy Lambert, born 11/23/81, contributed the page on Harriet Jacobs with Brandon Broxey, Jake Elo, Doug Moll, Abby Simon, and Melissa Sundem. She enjoys playing softball and plans to attend college in Wisconsin.

Amy Lambert has contributed to: Brent, Linda

LaMotte, Allie

Allie LaMotte has contributed to: N/A

Lappen, David

David Lappen has contributed to: Allen, Paula Gunn

Lawson, Jonathan

Jonathan Lawson has contributed to: N/A

Lecheler, Luke

Luke Lecheler is a senior majoring in Philosophy and English. His academic interests include Shakespeare, symbolic logic, and the philosophy of language. He admires Ferré for her ability to handle severe and complex issues while remaining eloquent and entertaining.

Luke Lecheler has contributed to: Ferre, Rosario

Lecheler, Matt

Matt Lecheler has contributed to: Corpi, Lucha

Lee, Adrienne

Adrienne Lee was born in Chicago in the Sixties. She moved to Minnesota in the Seventies with her family. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and Queensboro Community College where she performed off off Broadway For Colored Girls. She has also performed with various artists at the Walker Art Center (Blue Boy). She is also a former guitarist for the band Mars Needs Women. Adrienne is an amateur painter and has art displayed on Yessy Art Gallery.com. She is also an amateur poet, playwright and songwriter. Adrienne previously attended Normandale Community College and she is currently attending the University of Minnesota.

Adrienne Lee has contributed to: N/A

Lee, Michelle

Michelle Lee has contributed to: N/A

Leino, Adrienne

A senior at the University of Minnesota majoring in English to be a high school English teacher (2004).

Adrienne Leino has contributed to: N/A

Lesser, Nicole

Nicole Lesser is a student at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She contributed the page on Virginia Hamilton as coursework in Ilene Crawford's "Introduction to Ethnic/Minority Literature: Contemporary Black Women Writers" class. She collaborated with fellow students Tyrone Daniels, Tiffany McWhorter, and Cheri Zanders.

Nicole Lesser has contributed to: Hamilton, Virginia

Levy, Valerie D.

Valerie D. Levy is a Ph.D. candidate in English at The University of Georgia, Athens. She studies early American literature, with specialties in both African-American literature and abolitionist literature. She researched and submitted the page on Sarah Mapps Douglass.

Valerie D. Levy has contributed to: Douglass, Sarah Mapps

Li, Yuan

Yuan Li is an Accounting Major at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (2004). She is interested particularly in minority writers.

Yuan Li has contributed to: Ping, Wang

Libhardt, Melissa

Melissa Libhardt worked with classmates Kimberly Martin, and Katie Schwegel to contribute the page on Mildred Taylor for Sabine Meyer's Fall 2000 composition class at the University of Minnesota.

Melissa Libhardt has contributed to: Taylor, Mildred

Lin, Liyun Grace

Liyun Grace Lin a senior at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, majoring in Physiology. She will be applying to College of Pharmacy in Fall 2007. She has been working for four semesters as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Dr. Susan Goette, who teaches Cultural Anthropology and U.S. History.

Liyun Grace Lin has contributed to: N/A

Lindgren, Lindsay

Lindsay Lindgren has contributed to: N/A

Lodge, Sash J.

Sash J. Lodge is a junior majoring in political science and English in the 2000-01 academic year at Macon State College. With Natasha Jor-dan Cornelius, Stephanie Michelle Handy, Benjamin Terrell Hubbard, Sharon Hunter, Mary Mears, and Myderia Pittman, she contributed the page on Tina Ansa.

Sash J. Lodge has contributed to: N/A

Longballa, John

John Longballa is a non-traditional (read: old) student who is in the process of becoming a high school English teacher and all-around "crunchy" psychotic. He tries to not let school interfere with his education. He contributed the page on Trinh T. Minh-ha as a participant of the Spring 2001 Voices from the Gaps class.

John Longballa has contributed to: N/A

Love, Tina

Tina Love has contributed to: N/A

Lu, Nicole

Nicole Lu is a junior at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. She is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. Nicole is an international student from Taiwan, and she plans to return for a visit after taking summer courses in business and economics. She contributed to the page on Helena Maria Viramontes, in collaboration with Paula Dos Santos, Rachel Dues, Mandy Russo, and Elaine Rodrigues. Their author page was done as part of the coursework for Dr. Margaret Roman's English 239/Women's Literature: A Different Voice class.

Nicole Lu has contributed to: Viramontes, Helena Maria

Luebbers, Mary

Mary Luebbers is a 1998 graduate from Eagan High School. She contributed the page on Joy Kogawa in collaboration with Laura Behnke, Alicia Davis, and Mandy Kuzma as an assignment for their University of Minnesota College in the Schools Course, Introduction to Modern Fiction.

Mary Luebbers has contributed to: N/A

Lysengen, Lindsay

Lindsay Lysengen augmented the page on Diana Abu-Jaber as part of her Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program grant work for Voices From the Gaps in 2002.

Lindsay Lysengen has contributed to: Abu-Jaber, Diana

Mabey, Lauren Barbara

Lauren Barbara Mabey was a sophomore at the College of Saint Elizabeth during the 2001-2002 academic year. She is currently attending with an Elizabethan Scholarship for her B.A. in History, and her certifications in Psychology and Secondary Education. She enjoys dancing, reading, and community activities. She contributed the page on Marjorie Agosin with Nicole B. Carr, Rosanna Isabel Reynoso, Laura Jane Moser, and Kylynn Raynett Roberson.

Lauren Barbara Mabey has contributed to: N/A

Mack, Emily

Emily Mack is a student at the University of Minnesota pursuing a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing. In her free time she likes to run, write letters, and buy needless things at Target [but not necessarily in that order]. She collaborated on the Elizabeth Nunez page with Sarah King and Amy Kelsch.

Emily Mack has contributed to: Nunez, Elizabeth

Maekawa, Kazuko

Kazuko Maekawa is an Business major, with a concentration in Marketing. She contributed the page on Esmeralda Santiago along with classmates Lauren Marie Casteline, Myrrh Marie Domingo and Wendy Ann Michele Sheehan.

Kazuko Maekawa has contributed to: N/A

Mahoney, Parnell

Parnell Mahoney loves the great outdoors and is an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota. Parnell and Kate Thomas researched and submitted the page on Maude Kegg.

Parnell Mahoney has contributed to: Kegg, Maude

Majewski, Maggie

Maggie Majewski studies French and African Studies. She likes poems, dancing around, yoga, hip-hop and enthrawling professors. She wants to go to grad school, teach, write books and make films.

Maggie Majewski has contributed to: Pineau, Gisele

Makousky, Nadia

Nadia Makousky has contributed to: Takeuchi, Naoko

Malmberg, Jacob

Jacob Malmberg is an English and Journalism Student at the University of Minnesota. He contributed the page on Bapsi Sidhwa for the Spring 2001 Voices from the Gaps class.

Jacob Malmberg has contributed to: N/A

Mardell, Stephanie

Stephanie Mardell has contributed to: N/A

Maria

Maria is a senior at Eagan High School. She participates in Yearbook and the Unity Club, and is part of the National Honor Society. She enjoys reading in her free time and for school. Her favorite book that she read in Intro. to Modern Fiction was Nervous Conditions. One day Maria hopes to go to medical school where she can study to be a doctor. Maria - along with Yelena and Kristel - researched and submitted the page on Angelina Weld Grimke as an assignment for their class, Intro. to Modern Fiction. All three offer their thanks to Ms. Anderson for help on this project.

Maria has contributed to: N/A

Martin, Kimberly

Kimberly Martin worked with classmates Melissa Libhardt, and Katie Schwegel to contribute the page on Mildred Taylor for Sabine Meyer's Fall 2000 composition class at the University of Minnesota.

Kimberly Martin has contributed to: Taylor, Mildred

Martinez, Matthew J.

Matthew J. Martinez (San Juan Pueblo) is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. His teaching and research interests focus on Indigenous cultural production, tourism and Pueblo historiography.

Matthew J. Martinez has contributed to: N/A

Mason, Christie

Christie Mason, along with Megan Kral and Josh Kurcinka, created the webpage on Nicholasa Mohr. Christie, Megan, and Josh are seniors at Eagan High School in Eagan, Minnesota. They created this page for a University of Minnesota class offered at their high school. All three are actively involved in numerous art and athletic activities.

Christie Mason has contributed to: N/A

Mathias, Kelly

Kelly Mathias has contributed to: Cisneros, Sandra

Matsuda, Sakiko

Sakiko Matsuda has contributed to: Yamada, Mitsuye

Matthews, Debra

Debra Matthews has contributed to: Williams, Sherley Anne

Maurer, Jennifer Ann

Jennifer Ann Maurer has contributed to: Uchida, Yushiko

Maxwell-Parish, Chanomi

Chanomi Maxwell-Parish is an aspiring bartender. Chanomi and Sara A. Therkelsen researched and submitted the page on Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

Chanomi Maxwell-Parish has contributed to: N/A

McCombs, Shana

Shana McCombs contributed the page on Ruthie Bolton along with Melody Clair, Jonathan Lawson, and Darin Poole as coursework for Ilene Crawford's Contemporary Black Women Writers class at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Shana McCombs has contributed to: N/A

McCormack, Tina

Tina McCormack has contributed to: N/A

McCoy, Shuntay

Shuntay McCoy is in her third year at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is majoring in social work. She enjoys working with youth and furthering her education on every level. Shuntay contributed the page on Anita Bunkley with classmates Thomasine Glover and Crystal Money Hearvey as part of the coursework for Ilene Crawford's Introduction to Ethnic Minority Literature class at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee during the Spring of 2000.

Shuntay McCoy has contributed to: Bunkley, Anita Richmond

McEllistrem, Megan

Megan McEllistrem is a senior Biology major at the College of St. Catherine. She worked with Amy McNally on the Denise Chavez page.

Megan McEllistrem has contributed to: Chavez, Denise

McGowan, Laura

Laura McGowan worked on the Jewelle Gomez site with Dwynn Criss and Kate Silver. A sophomore pursuing an English degree, she wants to be a writer and maybe one day end up on this site! She has cornered the cookie market and there is a good chance the cookie you're eating right now came from one of her factories.

Laura McGowan has contributed to: Gomez, Jewelle

McKenzie, Ann

Ann McKenzie has contributed to: N/A

McKenzie, Paula

Paula McKenzie, an Elementary Education major, contributed the page on Sherley Anne Williams with classmates from Macon State College. She enjoys reading, particularly fiction and history, and likes to cook and travel.

Paula McKenzie has contributed to: Williams, Sherley Anne

McMorrow, Licinia

Licinia McMorrow is an urban studies major at Macalester College in St Paul, MN. A Brazilian-American student from San Jose CA, Licinia focuses her interests in minority issues and urban poverty. She hopes to work in urban development and alleviating the plight of marginalized communities. Along with Lucy Corbett, she contributed the page on Jayne Cortez.

Licinia McMorrow has contributed to: N/A

McNally, Amy

Amy McNally is a December 1999 graduate of the University of Minnesota. She collaborated with Megan McEllistrem on the Denise Chavez page, with Piyali Nath Dalal on the Louise Erdrich page, and contributed pages on Hisaye Yamamoto, Linda Hogan, and Luci Tapahonso. She plans to begin postgraduate work in English in 2000. Amy's work on the Louise Erdrich page and on the Hisaye Yamamoto page was made possible by a grant from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).

Amy McNally has contributed to: Tapahonso, Luci, Hogan, Linda, Erdrich, Louise, Chavez, Denise

McNamee, Rosie

A junior majoring in English (2004)

Rosie McNamee has contributed to: N/A

McNaron, Toni A. H.

Toni A. H. McNaron is a professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota where she has taught for the past 33 years. Her publications include Voices in the Night: Women Speaking About Incest, The Sister Bond, I Dwell in Possibility, The New Lesbian Studies: Into the 21st Century, and Poisoned Ivy: Lesbian and Gay Academics Confronting Homophobia. When she is not teaching and writing, Toni enjoys gardening, time with her partner and animals, and travel.

Toni A. H. McNaron has contributed to: N/A

McWhorter, Tiffany

Tiffany McWhorter is a student at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She contributed the page on Virginia Hamilton as coursework in Ilene Crawford's "Introduction to Ethnic/Minority Literature: Contemporary Black Women Writers" class. She collaborated with fellow students Tyrone Daniels, Nicole Lesser, and Cheri Zanders.

Tiffany McWhorter has contributed to: Hamilton, Virginia

Mears, Mary

Mary Mears is an Associate Professor of English at Macon State College. With students Natasha Jordan Cornelius, Stephanie Michelle Handy, Benjamin Terrell Hubbard, Sharon Hunter, and Sash J Lodge, and Myderia Pittman, she contributed the page on Tina Ansa. Her special interests are in African American literature and African Literarture with an emphasis on female writers. She is writing a dissertation on Flora Nwapa, a Nigerian writer. Mears is from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and has been teaching at Macon State for 16 years.

Mary Mears has contributed to: N/A

Meyer, Melissa

Melissa Meyer has contributed to: De Hoyos, Angela

Miles, Chris

Chris Miles has contributed to: Hagedorn, Jessica Tarahata

Miles, Jessica

Jessica Miles has contributed to: Earling, Debra Magpie

Miles, Lily M.

Lily M. Miles has contributed to: Cliff, Michelle

Miller, Carol

Carol Miller is an Associate Professor in the Program in American Studies and the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is a former chair of the Department of American Indian Studies. She is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and holds a doctorate in American Literature from the University of Oklahoma. She contributed to the page on Mourning Dove.

Carol Miller has contributed to: Deloria, Ella Cara

Mischler, Sarah

Sarah Mischler is a possible psychology major at the University of Minnesota. She loves watching the Packers, playing basketball and soccer, and her mom. She helped create the Joy Harjo page.

Sarah Mischler has contributed to: Harjo, Joy

Moll, Doug

Doug Moll has contributed to: Brent, Linda

Monahan, Sarah

After extensive travel in Eastern Europe, Sarah Monahan has returned to continue her life education at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She is currently persuing a BA in English. She worked with Paula Hoover, Gwen Steel, Nina Sutton and Cathy Gallagher on the Shirley Geok-lin Lim page.

Sarah Monahan has contributed to: N/A

Moore, Carol

Coral Moore is majoring in mass communications at the University of Minnesota. She worked on the Shahrnush Parsipur page.

Carol Moore has contributed to: N/A

Mordecai, Rachel

Rachel Mordecai is a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Minnesota. She taught the "VG" undergraduate course, focusing on Caribbean writers, in 2004-2005.

Rachel Mordecai has contributed to: N/A

Morrison, Brianne

Brianne Morrison is a College Junior majoring in Biology. She is a member of the softball team at The College of Saint Elizabeth. She contributed the page on Sojourner Truth along with classmates Colleen Devine, Jennifer Olewnik, Sara Temme for Dr. Margaret Roman's Women's Literature: A Different Voice class (ENG239) at the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Brianne Morrison has contributed to: N/A

Moser, Laura Jane

Laura Jane Moser was a junior in the 2001-2002 academic year at the College of Saint Elizabeth. She is currently attending with a Seton Scholarship for her B.A. in Elementary and Special Education, and Psychology. She enjoys reading, writing, and playing the piano. She contributed the page on Marjorie Agosin with Lauren Barbara Mabey, Nicole B. Carr, Rosanna Isabel Reynoso, and Kylynn Raynett Roberson.

Laura Jane Moser has contributed to: N/A

Moua, Mai

Mai Moua has contributed to: N/A

Mozayeny, Sara

Sara Mozayeny is a Child Psychology major at the University of Minnesota and plans on being a Child Psychologist. She, along with Molly Sutton and Nubia Esparza, contributed the page on Carolina Garcia-Aguilera as part of the coursework for Gwen Pough's Spring 2002 WOST 3303W "Writing Differences" class at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Sara Mozayeny has contributed to: N/A

Munsch, Andrew

Andrew Munsch has contributed to: N/A

Murphy, Erin

Erin Murphy was a Wayzata High School graduate in 2001. She spent her freshman year at the University of Minnesota-Duluth studying theatre, and then moved southwest to Arizona State University in Tempe where she studied English Education for two years. She is currently attending the University of Minnesota achieving her B.A in English in spring 2006 and attending graduate school the following summer to pursue her Masters in Arts and Education. Erin is a classically trained cellist of 17 years and a self-proclaimed accomplished karaoke singer who would still jump at the chance to dabble in a bit of theatre if given the opportunity.

Erin Murphy has contributed to: N/A

Nate, Jenny Lee

Jenny Lee Nate is a second-year student at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, where she's working on a double major in English and something else. She submitted the page of Dorothy West as part of the coursework for Michele Janette's Engl 1591 Literature of American Minorities class during Fall of 1996.

Jenny Lee Nate has contributed to: West, Dorothy

Nazar, Kristyna

Kristyna Nazar was a senior psychology major at the College of Saint Elizabeth in the 1999-2000 academic year. Together with Erika Canion, Stephanie Johnson, and Keisha Ritchie, she contributed the page on Gish Jen. She plans on pursuing a Master's degree in public health, and a paramedic certification. She will be completing her B.A. in December 2000.

Kristyna Nazar has contributed to: Jen, Gish

Nelson, Joelle

Joelle Nelson is a senior at the University of Minnesota majoring in Spanish Studies. Her interests include reading, music, theatre, and travel. She will be graduating and getting married in the Spring of 2005. She has enjoyed contributing to the Voices from the Gaps website for her Women Carribean Writers class.

Joelle Nelson has contributed to: N/A

Neubauer, Emi

Emi Neubauer is a Theater Major at the University of Minnesota. She contributed her page on Kleya Forté-Escamilla as part of her U.S. Women of Color Literature class at the University of Minnesota in Spring 2001 with her classmate Melissa Parker. She plans on graduating spring of 2002.

Emi Neubauer has contributed to: Forte-Escamilla, Kleya

Nguyen, Aletnin

Aletnin Nguyen was a post-secondary high school student at the University of Minnesota. She now continues her education at the University of Minnesota and plans on becoming a registered-nurse to help those in need. She submitted the page on Audre Lorde with Becky Green as part of the coursework for Michele Janette's Engl 1591 Literature of American Minorities class during Fall of 1996.

Aletnin Nguyen has contributed to: N/A

Nguyen, Edie

Edie Nguyen is currently a senior at the University of Minnesota. She hopes to go to graduate school and become a School Psychologist. She contributed the page about Aimee Liu.

Edie Nguyen has contributed to: N/A

Nichols, Shelly

Shelly Nichols has contributed to: N/A

Nobello, Lydia

Lydia Nobello has contributed to: N/A

Norat, Gisela

Gisela Norat is Associate Professor of Spanish at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.

Gisela Norat has contributed to: N/A

Nordmark, Chris

Chris Nordmark will graduate from the University of Minnesota Fall '06 and plans to go on to teach high school English.

Chris Nordmark has contributed to: N/A

Norris, Cristin

Cristin Norris has contributed to: Alba, Alicia Gaspar de

Noterman, Jenny

Jenny Noterman has contributed to: N/A

Novak, Terry D.

Terry D. Novak submitted the initial version of the Edith Eaton page. Dr. Novak teaches in the John Hazen White School of Arts and Sciences at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Terry D. Novak has contributed to: Nelson, Alice Dunbar, Eaton, Edith Maude (Sui-Sin Far)

Nyseth, Sarah

Sarah Nyseth was a senior at the University of Minnesota in the 2001-01 academic year, where she majors in a combination of Linguistics, Literature, and Psychology—all in the hopes to find herself teaching about great books in a junior high school someday, her dream job. She contributed the Nora DeLoach page with Jocelyn Singleton and Bao Vang for Gwen Pough's Spring 2002 mystery writers class.

Sarah Nyseth has contributed to: DeLoach, Nora

O'Dell, Courtney

Courtney O'Dell has contributed to: N/A

O'Donnell, Heather

Heather O'Donnell is an Interior Design major at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. She has submitted the page on Ann Petry as part of the coursework for Michele Janette's Engl 1591 Literature of American Minorities class during Fall of 1996 at the University of Minnesota.

Heather O'Donnell has contributed to: Petry, Ann

O'Gara, Katie

Katie O'Gara has contributed to: Broker, Ignatia

O'Grady, Kathleen

Kathleen O’Grady is a Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montreal. She is the co-editor of French Feminists on Religion (Routledge, forthcoming 2003) and Religion in French Feminist Though (forthcoming, 2003), and the author of the children’s story First Words: Patti Kay’s Dreamscape (Bayeux Press, 2000). For more details, visit: www.kathleenogrady.com

Kathleen O'Grady has contributed to: N/A

O'Neal, Jennifer

Jennifer O'Neal has contributed to: N/A

O'Tool, Erin

Erin O'Tool is a 1998 graduate of Eagan High School. He enjoys playing sports, and reading. He is also a member of student government and National Honor Society. He will be attending college in the fall of 1998 and is looking forward to his bright future. He contributed the page on Courtni Wright in collaboration with Adam Ernst and Charles Rome.

Erin O'Tool has contributed to: N/A

Obitz-Cooney, Denise

Denise Obitz-Cooney is a University of Minnesota-Twin Cities employee. Her studies include many courses that focus on political development and cultural plurality. She contributed, along with classmates Cindy Koy and Greg Gustafson, to the Sahar Khalifeh author page throughout the Fall 2006 Voices from the Gaps class.

Denise Obitz-Cooney has contributed to: N/A

Obitz-Cooney, Denise

Denise Obitz-Cooney is a University of Minnesota-Twin Cities employee. Her studies include many courses that focus on political development and cultural plurality. She contributed, along with classmates Cindy Koy and Greg Gustafson, to the Sahar Khalifeh author page through the Fall 2006 Voices from the Gaps class.

Denise Obitz-Cooney has contributed to: N/A

Ofstedal, Julie

Julie Ofstedal has contributed to: N/A

Oh, Ray

Ray Oh has contributed to: Dove, Rita

Olewnik, Jennifer

Jennifer Olewnik is a College Sophomore who is majoring in accounting and enjoys working. She contributed the page on Sojourner Truth along with classmates Brianne Morrison, Colleen Devine, Sara Temme for Dr. Margaret Roman's Women's Literature: A Different Voice class (ENG239) at the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Jennifer Olewnik has contributed to: N/A

Olson, Jessica

Jessica Olson, who is from Colorado, is currently a senior at the University of Minnesota and working towards receiving a B.A. in English. She then wants to go into novel publishing. She contributed, along with classmates Elizabeth Jones, Elvin Jones, and Rebecca Teale, to the page on Gloria Anzaldua.

Jessica Olson has contributed to: N/A

Olson, Kara

Kara Olson has contributed to: N/A

Opad, Jessica

Jessica Opad is an English major at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, expecting to graduate in May of next year. She hopes to enter the publishing industry as an editor. She loves music, writing, reading, and hanging out with my friends. Jessica contributed a review of Bruised Hibiscus by Elizabeth Nunez.

Jessica Opad has contributed to: N/A

Opatrny, Katie

Katie Opatrny has contributed to: N/A

Oslos, Shari

Shari Oslos is originally from Apple Valley, Minnesota but is currently a senior at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She is an English/Secondary Education Major who hopes to soon be teaching High School English. Shari along with classmates Jolyn Duesterhoeft, Angi Dedinsky, and Mara Carlson worked on the Voices Web Site in a three week intersession class at the U of Minnesota, where they had the unique experience of finding research, putting together the website and meeting and interviewing Susan Power, the author they researched. Shari will be graduating from MSU-Moorhead in the spring of 2001.

Shari Oslos has contributed to: Power, Susan

Ossei, Mina

Mina Ossei has contributed to: N/A

Ostman, John W.

John W. Ostman has contributed to: N/A

Ott, Heather Cronin

Heather Cronin Ott is an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus. She is studying to become a teacher of Special Education for the developmentally disabled. She wrote a book review of Betty Louise Bell's Faces in the Moon.

Heather Cronin Ott has contributed to: N/A

Pachner, Erich

Erich Pachner, a sophomore at the White Mountain School, enjoys playing guitar and impersonating Bob Dylan.

Erich Pachner has contributed to: N/A

Palma, Carissa

Carissa Palma has contributed to: N/A

Pardo, Renata

Renata Pardo is an English major at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. Upon graduation, she plans to join the Peace Corps and to work for social justice. She contributed to the Pearl Cleage page in 2006.

Renata Pardo has contributed to: N/A

Parker, Melissa

Melissa Parker has contributed to: Forte-Escamilla, Kleya

Parzych, JeanMarie

JeanMarie Parzych has contributed to: N/A

Paul, Andrew

A Junior majoring in English at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (2004).

Andrew Paul has contributed to: N/A

Pelichet, Danye A.

Danye A. Pelichet is a senior majoring in Political Science at Xavier University of Louisiana. After graduating in May 2000, she plans to become a teacher, a lawyer, and eventually a judge. She contributed the page on Margaret Walker with Shanese Baylor and Kinitra D. Brooks.

Danye A. Pelichet has contributed to: N/A

Penney, Ashley

Ashley Penney has contributed to: N/A

Perez, Regina

Regina Perez, a student at the University of Minnesota, Milwaukee. She contributed to the page on Sister Souljah, in collaboration with Loretta Campbell, Deena M. Jefferson, and Ambia Ricks. Their author page was done as part of the coursework for Ilene Crawford's Contemporary Black Women Writers.

Regina Perez has contributed to: N/A

Perron, David

David Perron is a senior at the University of Minnesota, studying Sociology. His contribution on Wendy Rose was written in the Fall of 1997 for an American Indian Literature course offered through the American Indian Studies program. The course was taken as an elective, and out of a interest in Native culture and the simple joy of reading.

David Perron has contributed to: N/A

Person, Jovita

Jovita Person has contributed to: Conde, Maryse

Peterson Bilotto, Andrea

Andrea Peterson Bilotto has contributed to: Erdrich, Heid

Peterson, Abbey

Abbey Peterson has contributed to: N/A

Phaengdara, Chanida

Chanida Phaengdara is a 4th year student studying Global Studies with a focus on International Political Economy and Mass Communications and currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Chanida Phaengdara has contributed to: N/A

Pilacinski, Jeff

Jeff Pilacinski along with Jaysun Cox created the page on Diane Glancy as part of the coursework for Michele Janette's Engl 1591 Literature of American Minorities class during Fall of 1996.

Jeff Pilacinski has contributed to: N/A

Pirklwas, Erin

Erin Pirklwas a sophomore at the University of Minnesota in the College of Liberal Arts during the 1996-97 academic year. She plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy. Together with Leigh Ross, she submitted the page on Gloria Naylor.

Erin Pirklwas has contributed to: Naylor, Gloria

Piscator, Kate

Kate Piscator was a senior at Eagan High School, Eagan, Minnesota, during the 2002-03 academic year. She enjoys reading, writing, and scrapbooking. Her author page submission on Elmaz Abinader was in response to an assignment for a Fiction class.

Kate Piscator has contributed to: Abinader, Elmaz

Pittman, Myderia

Myderia Pittman was a 21 year-old junior business major from Warner Robins, Georgia during academic year 2000-01. Together with Natasha Jor-dan Cornelius, Stephanie Michelle Handy, Benjamin Terrell Hubbard, Sharon Hunter, and Sash J. Lodge, she contributed the page on Tina Ansa in Mary Mears' class at Macon State College.

Myderia Pittman has contributed to: N/A

Polvi, Amanda

Amanda Polvi has contributed to: Takeuchi, Naoko

Poole, Darin

Darin Poole contributed the page on Ruthie Bolton along with Melody Clair, Jonathan Lawson, and Shana McCombs as coursework for Ilene Crawford's Contemporary Black Women Writers class at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Darin Poole has contributed to: N/A

Porter, Kelly

Kelly Porter has contributed to: N/A

Porter, Tamika

Tamika Porter has contributed to: De Hoyos, Angela

Powell, Amelia

Amelia Powell has contributed to: N/A

Prieditis, Shelley

Shelley Prieditis currently attends the University of Minnesota. She contributed to the Djanet Sears author page on the Voices from the Gaps website as a part of her Women Writers class. She collaborated with Joelle Nelson and Annie Swerkstrom.

Shelley Prieditis has contributed to: N/A

Puhek, Christen

Christen Puhek, along with Jennifer Boenjte, contributed the page on Eleanor Taylor Bland as part of the coursework for Gwen Pough's Spring 2002 WOST 3303W "Writing Differences" class at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Christen Puhek has contributed to: Bland, Eleanor Taylor

Quam, Kathryn

Kathryn Quam has contributed to: Erdrich, Heid

Quam, Maggie

Maggie Quam has contributed to: N/A

Quinn, Megan

Megan Quinn is a senior majoring in Sociology. She will be attending New York University in Fall of 1998 for a Master's in Social Work. Megan contributed to the page on June Jordan in collaboration with Sally Ann Brunot, Lori M. Evans, Daniela Kocoska, and Carla Silva.

Megan Quinn has contributed to: N/A

Rassett, Michelle

Michelle Rassett has contributed to: Allen, Paula Gunn

Ray, Nanette

Nanette Ray is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is majoring in criminal justice. Nanette enjoys working with children. She researched and submitted the page on Sapphire along with classmates Shante'L. D. Harrell and Leticia M. Guice as part of coursework for Ilene Crawford's Introduction to Ethnic Minority Literature class at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee during the Spring of 2000.

Nanette Ray has contributed to: N/A

Raynes, Wanda Michelle

Wanda Michelle Raynes is a student at South Plainfield High School, where she loves the sports scene. With classmates Rosemarie Louise Brizak, Tiesha Renee Cooper, and Rachel Elizabeth Feller, she contributed the page on Valerie Wilson Wesley.

Wanda Michelle Raynes has contributed to: Wesley, Valerie Wilson

Rehm, Robin

Robin Rehm is a 1999 Summer graduate of the undergraduate English degree program at the University of Minnesota. She contributed the pages on Roberta Hill Whiteman, Kimberly Blaeser, Elizabeth Woody, and Elizabeth Cook-Lynn. Robin writes, "Interested in many forms of creative expression, I am working toward a full-time career as an agent for muralists. I hope to work with all styles and types of muralists, from corporate to non-profit. Whether writing or painting, artists express who we are—our history, present, and future. The authors I researched do this in marvelous ways. It has been a privelege contributing to Voices From the Gaps."

Robin Rehm has contributed to: Woody, Elizabeth, Whiteman, Roberta Hill

Reichert, Andy

Andy Reichert has contributed to: N/A

Renz, Chad

Chad Renz has contributed to: Erdrich, Heid

Resele, Anna

Anna Resele has contributed to: N/A

Reynoso, Rosanna Isabel

Rosanna Isabel Reynoso was a senior in the 2001-2002 academic year at the College of Saint Elizabeth. She is currently attending on the Presidential Scholarship for her B.A. in Business Administration and her certification in Theology. She enjoys dining and dancing. She contributed the page on Marjorie Agosin with Lauren Barbara Mabey, Nicole B. Carr, Laura Jane Moser, and Kylynn Raynett Roberson.

Rosanna Isabel Reynoso has contributed to: N/A

Ricks, Ambia

Ambia Ricks, a student at the University of Minnesota, Milwaukee. She contributed to the page on Sister Souljah, in collaboration with Loretta Campbell, Deena M. Jefferson, and Regina Perez. Their author page was done as part of the coursework for Ilene Crawford's Contemporary Black Women Writers.

Ambia Ricks has contributed to: N/A

Ritchie, Keisha

Keisha Ritchie worked with Erika Canion, Stephanie Johnson, and Kristyna Nazar to contribute the page on Gish Jen. She describes herself as "a very in-depth person who needs to dissect everything down to the last drop."

Keisha Ritchie has contributed to: Jen, Gish

Rivkin, Maxim

Maxim Rivkin has contributed to: N/A

Roberson, Kylynn Raynett

Kylynn Raynett Roberson was a junior in the 2001-2002 academic year at the College of Saint Elizabeth. She is currently attending for her B.A. in Sociology. She enjoys reading and listening to music. She contributed the page on Marjorie Agosin with Lauren Barbara Mabey, Nicole B. Carr, Laura Jane Moser, and Rosanna Isabel Reynoso.

Kylynn Raynett Roberson has contributed to: N/A

Robinson, Sherry

Sherry Robinson has contributed to: Williams, Sherley Anne

Rodrigues, Elaine

Elaine Rodrigues is a senior at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. She is a Biology major with a minor in Chemistry. After graduation, Elaine plans to work as a lab technician at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. She contributed to the page on Helena Maria Viramontes, in collaboration with Paula Dos Santos, Rachel Dues, Mandy Russo, and Nicole Lu. Their author page was done as part of the coursework for Dr. Margaret Roman's English 239/Women's Literature: A Different Voice class.

Elaine Rodrigues has contributed to: Viramontes, Helena Maria

Rogers, Kathleen

Kathleen Rogers has contributed to: De Hoyos, Angela

Rome, Charles

Charles Rome is a 1998 graduate of Eagan High School. He enjoys sports and "hanging out," and will be going into pre-medicine in college. He contributed the page on Courtni Wright in collaboration with Adam Ernst and Erin O'Tool.

Charles Rome has contributed to: N/A

Ross, Leigh

Leigh Ross was a freshman at the University of Minnesota in the College of Liberal Arts during the 1996-97 academic year. Working with Erin Pirkl, she submitted the page on Gloria Naylor.

Leigh Ross has contributed to: Naylor, Gloria

Rouzina, Katya

Katya Rouzina is a student of Linguistics, French, and Women's/Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She worked at VG in Summer 2007.

Katya Rouzina has contributed to: N/A

Russo, Mandy

Mandy Russo is a junior at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. She is an Elementary Education/Special Education and Psychology major. Mandy is looking forward to student teaching next spring. She contributed to the page on Helena Maria Viramontes, in collaboration with Paula Dos Santos, Rachel Dues, Elaine Rodrigues, and Nicole Lu. Their author page was done as part of the coursework for Dr. Margaret Roman's English 239/Women's Literature: A Different Voice class.

Mandy Russo has contributed to: Viramontes, Helena Maria

Ryan, Grace

Grace Ryan has contributed to: N/A

Sando, Sharon

Sharon Sando is a studio arts major attending the University of Minnesota. She currently lives in South Minneapolis where she works and goes to school. Sharon contributed the page on Rigoberta Menchu along with three other classmates in an english litature course which focused on litature written by women of color.

Sharon Sando has contributed to: N/A

Santos, Paula Dos

Paula Dos Santos is a senior at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. She is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Accounting, and a minor in Communication. After graduation, Paula will be working at Deloitte & Touche LLP at the World Financial Center in New York. She contributed to the page on Helena Maria Viramontes, in collaboration with Mandy Russo, Rachel Dues, Elaine Rodrigues, and Nicole Lu. Their author page was done as part of the coursework for Dr. Margaret Roman's English 239/Women's Literature: A Different Voice class.

Paula Dos Santos has contributed to: N/A

Sather, Jody

Jody Sather has contributed to: Cofer, Judith Ortiz

Savyannah, Kathryn

Kathryn Savyannah is a returning student at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, working toward majors in Sociology and Communications with a minor in Womens Studies. Her goal is to train adults in the enhancement of business and personal relationships through teaching understanding and acceptance of others and through the development of greater communication skills. She contributed the page on Gwendolyn Parker with Sarah Bankenbusch, Audrey D. Johnson-Lewis, and Tiffany Zarling.

Kathryn Savyannah has contributed to: N/A

Schechter, Renee

Renee Schechter has contributed to: Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Schirack, Maureen

Maureen Schirack is an English major attending Kent State University. She plans on pursuing the Writing Minor as well. She lives in Canton, Ohio, with her husband and three daughters. Maureen contributed the page on Toni Cade Bambara.

Maureen Schirack has contributed to: Bambara, Toni Cade

Schmit, Jim

Jim Schmit has contributed to: N/A

Schober, Jacob

Jacob Schober has contributed to: Villanueva, Alma Luz

Schovanec, Anna

Anna Schovanec has contributed to: Taylor, Mildred

Schultermandl, Silvia

Silvia Schultermandl holds a Ph. D. from the University of Graz, Austria, where she teaches in the Women’s Studies Department. In the fall of 2005, she was also a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Rutgers. Her current research interests are in multi-ethnic studies and transnational feminism. She is presently at work on a book-length study on mother-daughter relationships in Asian American literature.

Silvia Schultermandl has contributed to: N/A

Schwegel, Katie

Katie Schwegel has contributed to: Taylor, Mildred

Scroggins, Shalonda

Shalonda Scroggins contributed the page on Saundra Sharp along with Takiyah Barnes and Riguian Berrios as coursework for Ilene Crawford's Contemporary Black Women Writers class at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is a young African American woman who is majoring in Social Work. Her interests include reading and writing poetry, attending jazz concerts, excercising, and dancing.

Shalonda Scroggins has contributed to: N/A

Seanoa, Angela

Angela Seanoa is a 1998 graduate from Eagan High School. She contributed the page on Adrienne Kennedy in collaboration with Justin Brown and Jessica Fashant. All three have participated in many extracurricular activities at school including National Honor Society, Student Government, and a variety of sports.

Angela Seanoa has contributed to: Kennedy, Adrienne

Shabazz, Jessica Khalilah

Jessica Khalilah Shabazz took English 223, "African American Literature By and About Black Women," at Milwaukee Area Technical College, with instructor Myra J. George. "My major is Liberal Arts and Sciences and I plan to further my studies in Journalism. My interests are spending time with family and friends, African history, dancing, reading, and I am active in the Reparations Movement." Email: iluvimblack@yahoo.com InstructorEmail: georgem@matc.edu

Jessica Khalilah Shabazz has contributed to: N/A

Sheehan, Wendy Ann Michele

Wendy Ann Michele Sheehan is double majoring in English and Psychology, with 2 minors in Secondary Education and American Studies. She contributed the page on Esmeralda Santiago along with classmates Lauren Marie Casteline, Myrrh Marie Domingo and Kazuko Maekawa.

Wendy Ann Michele Sheehan has contributed to: N/A

Shernock, Britta

Britta Shernock is an English major with a minor in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. She will graduate in December 2006.

Britta Shernock has contributed to: N/A

Shirley, Jill

Jill Shirley has contributed to: Al-Shaykh, Hanan

Shovanec, Ella

Ella Shovanec has contributed to: N/A

Shudy, Marysia

Marysia Shudy has contributed to: N/A

Siebenaller, Lori

Lori Siebenaller has contributed to: Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Silva, Carla

Carla Silva has contributed to: N/A

Silva, Celeste

Celeste Silva has contributed to: N/A

Silver, Kate

Kate Silver has contributed to: Gomez, Jewelle

Simon, Abby

Abby Simon, born 7/29/82, contributed the page on Harriet Jacobs with Brandon Broxey, Jake Elo, Amy Lambert, Doug Moll, and Melissa Sundem. She plans to attend college in the future.

Abby Simon has contributed to: Brent, Linda

Simonovich, Olga

Olga Simonovich has contributed to: N/A

Sims, Alicia

Alicia Sims has contributed to: N/A

Singleton, Jocelyn

Jocelyn Singleton was a student at the University of Minnesota during the 2001-02 academic year. She will complete her degree in speech-communication in May of 2002. With Bao Vang and Sarah Nyseth, she contributed the page on Nora DeLoach for Gwen Pough's Spring 2002 mystery writers class.

Jocelyn Singleton has contributed to: DeLoach, Nora

Small, Salima

Salima Small has contributed to: Conde, Maryse

Smith, James

James Smith has contributed to: Zamora, Bernice

Smith, Sammarie

Sammarie Smith is a fourth year student from Robbinsdale, Minnesota studying English at the University of Minnesota. She writes poetry and hopes to work with a publishing company after graduating in spring 2008.

Sammarie Smith has contributed to: N/A

Smith, Stephanie

Stephanie Smith has contributed to: N/A

Smith, Tara

Tara L. Smith is an Honors English major, undergraduate research fellow (UROP) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, graduating May 2006, summa cum laude.

Tara Smith has contributed to: N/A

Smith, Victoria

Victoria Smith is a student of Macon State College in Macon, Georgia. She contributed to the Mari Evans page

Victoria Smith has contributed to: N/A

Soderberg, Erin

Erin Soderberg is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota with an honors degree in English. She created pages dedicated to Gita Mehta and Bharati Mukherjee as a part of an Undergradute Research Opportunities grant. She is looking forward to a vigorous hike on the Appalachian Trail before moving to New York City to seek work in the fascinating world of book publishing.

Erin Soderberg has contributed to: N/A

Soderstrom, Christina

Christina Soderstrom is a recent graduate with a BA in English from the University of Minnesota. She is both a fiction and non-fiction writer who writes for Asian Pages, and Info-Nation, a local Internet technologies newspaper. She has contributed pages on Maxine Hong Kingston and Le Ly Hayslip. She worked as an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) intern for the Voices Project for the 1996-97 academic year.

Christina Soderstrom has contributed to: N/A

Sonquist, Ted J.

Ted J. Sonquist has contributed to: Tan, Amy

Sorensen, Taylor

Taylor Sorensen has contributed to: Takeuchi, Naoko

Spencer, Geri

Geri Spencer has contributed to: N/A

Stanley, Sheena

Sheena Stanley has contributed to: N/A

Stapleton, Sheila

Sheila Stapleton, a student at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, contributed the page on >Lorene Cary with Rachel Amadio, Erika Wagner, and Jason Werchowski. Majoring in Kinesiology and Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies, she is currently a student athletic trainer in the Sports Medicine department at UWM, and serves on the Advisory Board for the UWM Children's Center. Her other interests include yoga, sports, and gardening.

Sheila Stapleton has contributed to: N/A

Stark, Lucy

Lucy Stark is currently a junior, studying English and Social Psychology. She admires the work of Ferré for its bold and poetic prose, and for her ever constant effort to “paint” her native Puerto Rico.

Lucy Stark has contributed to: Ferre, Rosario

Steel, Gwen

Gwen Steel is twenty years old and a junior at the University of Minnesota, where she is pursuing a double major in art and English. She contributed to the Shirley Geok-lin Lim page with fellow students Sarah Monahan, Paula Hoover, Cathy Gallagher, and Nina Sutton . Her interests include radio broadcasting, music, and GLBT activism.

Gwen Steel has contributed to: N/A

Steeves, Carolyn

Carolyn Steeves (Carrie) is a writer and a sailor who grew up in Milwaukee, WI. She reviewed Shell Shaker by LeAnne Howe for ReSound. She is currently (Fall 2001) studying anthropology at the U of M, but will be traveling to British Columbia next year to continue her studies. She loves the wind.

Carolyn Steeves has contributed to: N/A

Stephens, Megan

Megan Stephens has contributed to: N/A

Stevenson, Carrie

Carrie Stevenson has contributed to: N/A

Stewart, Carrie

Carrie Stewart has contributed to: N/A

Stewart, Carrie

Carrie Stewart has contributed to: N/A

Stinogel, Josh

Josh Stinogel has contributed to: N/A

Stolpa, Alison

Alison Stolpa is an honors English student at the University of Minnesota. She contributed to VG in the Surveys of American Literature, I and II.

Alison Stolpa has contributed to: N/A

Stone, Sarah

Sarah Stone has contributed to: N/A

Strawbridge, Nicole

Nicole Strawbridge has contributed to: Cooper, Joan California

Street, Aaron C.

Aaron C. Street graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2001, phi beta kappa, with a B.A. in Political Science. He will earn his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2004. He contributed the author page on Patricia Williams

Aaron C. Street has contributed to: Williams, Patricia

Sundem, Melissa

Melissa Sundem, born 7/14/81, contributed the page on Harriet Jacobs with Brandon Broxey, Jake Elo, Amy Lambert, Doug Moll, and Abby Simon. She plans to attend the University of Minnesota.

Melissa Sundem has contributed to: Brent, Linda

Sutten, Jonathan

Jonathan Sutten has contributed to: Veciana-Suarez, Ana

Sutton, Molly

Molly Sutton is an English major at the U of MN and plans to be a writer. She, along with Sara Mozayeny and Nubia Esparza, contributed the page on Carolina Garcia-Aguilera as part of the coursework for Gwen Pough's Spring 2002 WOST 3303W "Writing Differences" class at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Molly Sutton has contributed to: N/A

Swerkstrom, Annie

Annie Swerkstrom is a junior studying English at the University of Minnesota. She plans to go on to get her degree in Secondary English Education, and has a particular interest working with the Native American population. She also enjoys tennis, swimming, and performing as part of the Minnesota Colorguard.

Annie Swerkstrom has contributed to: N/A

Tabrizi, Maryam

Maryam Tabrizi is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee majoring in Social Work and minoring in Spanish. She collaborated with Andrea Austreng and Toby Wendtland to create the page on Coretta Scott King. Maryam enjoys traveling, reading, sky diving, and eating sushi.

Maryam Tabrizi has contributed to: King, Coretta Scott

Taylor, Cinthia

Cinthia Taylor is a senior at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Her major is psychology and she has a minor in art. She enjoys photography, painting, drawing, playing basketball and soccer in her free time. She contributed the page on Meena Alexander along with classmates Rachel Babyak, Kelly Boehmer, and Rachel Denis for Dr. Margaret Roman's Spring 2002 ENG 239 Women's Literature course at the College of St. Elizabeth.

Cinthia Taylor has contributed to: Alexander, Meena

Taylor, Maria

Maria Taylor has contributed to: N/A

Teale, Rebecca

Rebecca Teale, an English major with an emphasis on multicultural literature at the University of Minnesota, plans to graduate in the Spring 2001 and begin a career in writing and editing. She contributed, along with classmates Jessica Olson, Elvin Jones, and Elizabeth Jones, to the page on Gloria Anzaldua.

Rebecca Teale has contributed to: N/A

Temme, Sara

Sara Temme is a College Sophomore who majors in English and is a member of the Equestrian team at the College of Saint Elizabeth. She contributed the page on Sojourner Truth along with classmates Brianne Morrison, Colleen Devine, Jennifer Olewnik for Dr. Margaret Roman's Women's Literature: A Different Voice class (ENG239) at the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Sara Temme has contributed to: N/A

Thal, Karen Irene

Karen Irene Thal is an English major in her senior year at the University of Minnesota. She created the page on Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve.

Karen Irene Thal has contributed to: N/A

Thao, Gaushia

Gaushia Thao is a senior at the University of Minnesota graduating in December 2007, majoring in English and Sociology. She enjoys playing volleyball and reading, and plans to live abroad after graduation.

Gaushia Thao has contributed to: N/A

Thao, Gaushia

Gaushia Thao has contributed to: N/A

Tharaldson, Grant

Grant Tharaldson has contributed to: Al-Shaykh, Hanan

Therkelsen, Sara A.

Sara A. Therkelsen is a psychology major at the University of Minnesota. In addition to maintaining her prestigious 3.5 grade point average, Sara also coaches a gymnastics team. In her free time, Sara knits her own socks and volunteers at the Mission for Failed English Majors. Sara and Chanomi Maxwell-Parish researched and submitted the page on Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

Sara A. Therkelsen has contributed to: N/A

Thomas, Christopher

Christopher Thomas is currently working on a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. His studies primarily focus on Asian American issues, but he is interested in all groups that comprise America's cultural plurality. He contributed the page on Leila Ahmed as part of the Spring 2001 Voices from the Gaps class with his classmate Elizabeth Hook.

Christopher Thomas has contributed to: Ahmed, Leila

Thomas, Kate

Kate Thomas is a history geek of early American colonial history and gender studies at the University of Minnesota. She also spends time with dogs, yoga and old movies. Kate and Parnell Mahoney researched and submitted the page on Maude Kegg.

Kate Thomas has contributed to: Kegg, Maude

Thomas, Sonja

Sonja Thomas received her BA in English from the University of Minnesota in 2001. She is a second generation South Asian and plans to continue studying literature in graduate school. She contributed the pages about Uma Parameswaran and Indira Y. Junghare.

Sonja Thomas has contributed to: Junghare, Indira

Thompson, Ross

Ross Thompson wrote a review of Evelyn Coleman's Circle of Fire as part of Christina Schmid's Mulitcultural Literature Course at the University of Minnesota.

Ross Thompson has contributed to: N/A

Thomsen, JoAnna

JoAnna Thomsen entered her fourth year at the University of Minnesota in 2002 and is double majoring in Cultural Studies and English. She is interested in studying internet communities, popular culture and film, specifically in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and hopes to attend graduate school in the future. JoAnna wrote and researched the page on >Joanna Kadi along with Carly Guy.

JoAnna Thomsen has contributed to: N/A

Tisdle, Barbara

Barbara Tisdle has contributed to: Benitez, Sandra

Tongier, Brian Christopher

Brian Christopher Tongier is a first-year sophomore at the University of Minnesota who is majoring in either psychology or economics (it depends on what kind of mood he's in when you ask). He has contributed to the page on Gwendolyn Brooks. A few of his many interests include vegetable gardening, recreational reading, community service, and movie viewing and criticism. Brian's interest in Gwendolyn Brooks's works was truly sparked when she visited his high school in Lawrence, Kansas, during the fall of 1996.

Brian Christopher Tongier has contributed to: N/A

Touset, Vanessa

Vanessa Touset has contributed to: N/A

Tran, Quynh

Quynh Tran, a graduating senior at Eagan High School, worked with Eva Chung and Beth Karlgaard on the Demetria Martinez page. Throughout their academic career the group has been exposed to multi-cultural literature, especially that of Hispanic origins.

Quynh Tran has contributed to: N/A

Traphagen, Andrea

Andrea Traphagen, a Health Information Management major originally from Germany, contributed the page on Sherley Anne Williams with classmates from Macon State College. Her interests include quilting and gardening.

Andrea Traphagen has contributed to: Williams, Sherley Anne

Tripp, Janet C.

Janet C. Tripp is an essayist and writer. Her work has appeared in the anthologies The Book Group Book and Between the Heartbeats: Poetry and Prose by Nurses. The Importance of Lorraine Hansberry, a biography for young adults, will be published in the fall of 1997.

Janet C. Tripp has contributed to: N/A

Trivedi, Avani Anant

Avani Anant Trivedi has contributed to: Nair, Mira

Ty, Eleanor

Eleanor Ty is Professor of English at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She is author of Empowering the Feminine: The Narratives of Mary Robinson, Jane West, and Amelia Opie, 1796-1812 (1998) and Unsex'd Revolutionaries: Five Women Novelists of the 1790s (1993). She has edited Memoirs of Emma Courtney (1996) and The Victim of Prejudice (1995, 1998) by Mary Hays. She has published essays on Atom Egoyan, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Joy Kogawa, on reading romances, and on Miss Saigon. She contributed the page on Cecilia Brainard.

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Uminski, Joan

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Urbanovitch, Vicki

Vicki Urbanovitch has contributed to: Conde, Maryse

Valimaa, Virpi Maria Kristiina

Virpi Maria Kristiina Valimaa is an English major at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her page on Chrystos was written during her exchange year at the University of Minnesota in 1997 for the American Indian Literature course with Carol Miller.

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Vance, Tiffany

Tiffany Vance has contributed to: Veciana-Suarez, Ana

Vang, Kieng Bao

Kieng Bao Vang is a philosopher at heart and secretly wishes for peaceful employment like sowing seeds or driving tractors. Unfortunately, she fell in love with the world of ameobas and parameciums - things that are invisible to the eye but can be best seen through a microscope. Since then she has been a biology major and after a brief struggle between chosing peace (her slacker state) versus stability, she will be the first in her family to commence in May 2002. With classmates Jocelyn Singleton and Sarah Nyseth, she contributed the page on Nora DeLoach for Gwen Pough's mystery writers class at the University of Minnesota in Spring 2002.

Kieng Bao Vang has contributed to: DeLoach, Nora

Vang, May Doua

May Doua Vang is an English Major at the University of Minnesota. She was in her third year when working on the author entry for Shay Youngblood with Rebecca Janisch, Amy Diesch and Lindy Gardner. She hopes to be a successful writer one day and own her own magazine company.

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Wagner, Erika

Erika Wagner, a student at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, contributed the page on Lorene Cary with Rachel Amadio, Sheila Stapleton, and Jason Werchowski. Majoring in Sociology, Erika is involved in the campus Peer Mentoring Program. She is currently serving as the campaign manager for UWM's progressive political party, and is a member of the Honors Program Comittee, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Committee, and the Peer Mentoring Advisory Committee. Her interests include poetry, studying periods of revolutionary social change, and traveling.

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Wahlberg, Ryan

Ryan Wahlberg has contributed to: Giovanni, Nikki

Wahlund, Joanna

Joanna Wahlund, a senior at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, is majoring in English and minoring in Technical Communication. She is also a former editorial assistant for Voices from the Gaps. She will graduate in May 2002 and hopes to find a job in the publishing industry. She enjoys reading, writing short stories, and spending time with her husband, Collin. She submitted the pages on >Susan Atefat-Peckham and Karen Tei Yamashita.

Joanna Wahlund has contributed to: Yamashita, Karen Tei

Wall, Theresa

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Wallace, Rachel

Rachel Wallace, a senior at the White Mountain School, is a proud southerner who finds inspiration in her teacher Jane Zanger.

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Ward, Bianca

Bianca Ward was a senior at the University of Minnesota during the 2000-01 academic year. In addition to a review of Lucille Clifton's Blessing the Boats for ReSound, she contributed the page on Nikki Giovanni with classmate Ryan Wahlberg during the Spring 2001 Voices from the Gaps class.

Bianca Ward has contributed to: Giovanni, Nikki

Washington, Sharlene

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Watlington, Chloe Heather

Chloe Heather Watlington is named after Grey Mountain Heather, which are strong and beautiful wildflowers off the coast of Ireland. She strongly suggests reading The Swinging Bridge.

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Weber, Jenny

Jenny Weber is a senior from Delafield, Wisconsin studying English at the University of Minnesota. Currently, she hosts the morning show on Radio K and interns with the music booking department at the Fine Line Music Café in downtown Minneapolis. After spring 2007 graduation, she hopes to continue working in the music industry.

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Weller, Talmage

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Wendtland, Toby

Toby Wendtland is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Social Studies. He collaborated with Maryam Tabrizi and Andrea Austreng to create the page on Coretta Scott King. In his spare time, Toby enjoys camping, being outside, and "catching a ball game."

Toby Wendtland has contributed to: King, Coretta Scott

Werchowski, Jason

Jason Werchowski, a student at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, contributed the page on Lorene Cary with Rachel Amadio, Sheila Stapleton, and Erika Wagner. He participated in this project as part of his Contemporary Black Women's Literature class. Jason is majoring in Secondary Education with a double emphasis on History/Sociology. His interests include soccer, volleyball, camping, and backpacking.

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Wettstaedt, Megan

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Whiteley, Sarah

Sarah Whiteley has taken Engl3351, Voices from the Gaps, course in 2006-2007.

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Whitman, Maren

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Whitmer, Matt

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Wilbur, Katherine

As a graduating senior in 2000, Katherine Wilbur was excited about the opportunity to design a web page for the University of Minnesota. Along with Bethany Kovar, a visiting student from Boston College, Amber Friendt, and Molly Cade, both seniors at University of Minnesota, she created a web page about Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. Her career interests include cultural studies, public relations, and new media.

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Williams, Tara J.

Tara J. Williams contributed the page on Hallie Quinn Brown in collaboration with Ali Berce, Stacy Johnson, and Christine Keenan. She is originally from Michigan but moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to pursue a degree in English and Psychology at Marquette University. Outside of school, she loves the outdoors, particularly gardening. She is taking some of her lower division courses at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where she came across the opportunity to take a class on Contemporary Black Women Authors. She feels the class has proven to be both beneficial and interesting to her.

Tara J. Williams has contributed to: Brown, Hallie Quinn

Wilmer, Greg

Greg Wilmer contributed the page on Barbara Chase-Riboud with Andrew Munsch as an assignment for a College In the Schools course. He enjoys computer games and model aviation. He plans on attending the college of his choice.

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Wilson, Alithea

Alithea Wilson has contributed to: Conde, Maryse

Winter, Eric

Eric Winter is planning to graduate in 2007 with a degree in Architecture and an English Minor. He enjoys travel, fine dining, and long walks on the beach.

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Winter, Laurel

Laurel Winter has contributed to: Al-Shaykh, Hanan

Wittstock, Monica

Monica Wittstock has contributed to: Erdrich, Heid

Woinowski, Beth

Beth Woinowski has contributed to: Tafolla, Carmen

Wong, Jane

Jane Wong studies Literature, Creative Writing, and Sociology at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Her creative work has been published in numerous journals such as Chronogram, Fiction Attic, and Hutt.

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Woodruff, Beth Ann

Beth Ann Woodruff is currently attending the College of St. Elizabeth as a Sociology major. Her interests include writing, running religious retreats, and taking care of children. She has recently attained the position of hostess in a restaurant. She looks forward to the position of youth minister, which she will hold during the next school year. In collaboration with classmates Delia Ivette Abreu II and Kristene Marie Both, she contributed the page on Pat Mora.

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Woods, Karen Marie

Karen Marie Woods is an English Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation examines miscegenation in American fiction, 1820-1870. She is also a literature and composition instructor. She submitted the page on Harriet E. Adams Wilson.

Karen Marie Woods has contributed to: Wilson, Harriet Adams

Worra, Bryan Thao

Since 2001, Thao Worra has worked with Asian and Asian American writers around the country, collecting their perspectives on their current work and the craft of writing. His interviews can be found in a special section of our interviews page.

Bryan Thao Worra has contributed to: Hagedorn, Jessica Tarahata, Chin, Marilyn, Yamashita, Karen Tei

Worrell, Candace

Candace Worrell ia a sophomore at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. Her major is English with a minor in secondary education. She intends to pursue a career in teaching and writing. Worrell contributed to the page on Etel Adnan along with classmates Alison Corgan and Adhari R. Fullman.

Candace Worrell has contributed to: Adnan, Etel

Xiong, Ncha

Ncha Xiong was a third year student studying biology at the University of Minnesota in the 2001-02 academic year. She currently lives in St. Paul, and hopes to become doctor. She worked with Kaia Hemming on the Juliana Pegues page.

Ncha Xiong has contributed to: Pegues, Juliana

Yang, Jackie

Although born in Syracuse, New York, Jackie Yang grew up in Minnesota. After graduating from Brooklyn Center High School in June of 2004, she continued her education at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. She has officially declared her undergrad studies in English while maintaining a minor in Leadership. She plans to teach right after she finishes her licensure program, and hopes to eventually develop her ability into administration of education.

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Yelena

Yelena is a senior at Eagan High School. She participates in the Eagan Math team and Quiz Bowl, and is part of the National Honor Society. She is looking forward to going to college and being out on her own. She hopes to see the world in her lifetime. Yelena - along with Maria and Kristel - researched and submitted the page on Angelina Weld Grimke as an assignment for their class, Intro. to Modern Fiction. All three offer their thanks to Ms. Anderson for help on this project.

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Yelich-Koth, Christa

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Yernberg, Steven

Steven Yernberg is currently a mathematics major at the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology. He plans to attend graduate school while enjoying his strong interest in music. He has contributed to the page on Phillis Wheatley.

Steven Yernberg has contributed to: Wheatley, Phillis

Yoder, Julie

Julie Yoder is completing her junior year at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities where she is pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts Studies in Drawing/Painting with a minor in American Indian Studies. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has contributed to the page on Anna Lee Walters.

Julie Yoder has contributed to: Walters, Anna Lee

Zanders, Cheri

Cheri Zanders is a student at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She contributed the page on Virginia Hamilton as coursework in Ilene Crawford's "Introduction to Ethnic/Minority Literature: Contemporary Black Women Writers" class. She collaborated with fellow students Tyrone Daniels, Nicole Lesser, and Tiffany McWhorter.

Cheri Zanders has contributed to: Hamilton, Virginia

Zarling, Tiffany

Tiffany Zarling is a Secondary English Educaition major at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She contributed the page on Gwendolyn Parker with Sarah Bankenbusch, Audrey D. Johnson-Lewis, and Kathryn Savyanna.

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Zavialova, Maria

Maria Zavialova is in the PhD program at the University of Minnesota. She has participated in creating a new VG website.

Maria Zavialova has contributed to: Yamashita, Karen Tei, Wesley, Valerie Wilson, Wallis, Velma, Wheatley, Phillis, Youngblood, Shay

Ziemann, Shaundra

A senior majoring in Biology in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota (2004).

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