photo(12)Dr. Amy L. Washburn is Assistant Professor of English at Kingsborough Community College (CUNY) and Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Hunter College (CUNY). She teaches first-year composition, women’s literature, multi-ethnic American literature, Irish literature, queer literature, creative writing, feminist theory, and women’s history, among other courses. She received a M.A. in English from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2005 and a M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland in 2007. She received a Ph.D. from the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland in 2010. Her dissertation explored transatlantic connections in contemporary Black American and Northern Irish women’s political autobiography, 1960s-1990s. Her article “The Pen of the Panther: Barriers and Freedom in the Prison Poetry of Ericka Huggins” is forthcoming from Journal for the Study of Radicalism, and  “Bloody Writing: Troubling History, Rewriting Herstory in Margaretta D’Arcy’s Tell Them Everything” is forthcoming from Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Her poetry collection Crestview Tree Woman was published by Finishing Line Press in 2013. Her poem “Enjera” is forthcoming from Sinister Wisdom.