photo(12)Dr. Amy L. Washburn is Assistant Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Kingsborough Community College (CUNY) and Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Hunter College (CUNY). She teaches first-year composition, women’s literature, multi-ethnic American literature, Irish literature, queer literature, creative nonfiction, poetry, feminist theory, queer theory, postcolonial theory, women in twentieth-century American history, women in twentieth-century Irish history, and women’s prison studies, 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 articles appear in Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and Journal of Lesbian Studies. Her poetry collection Crestview Tree Woman was published by Finishing Line Press. Her poem “Enjera” appears in the winter 2015 issue of Sinister Wisdom. She is currently co-editing a Sinister Wisdom issue honoring 40 years of writing and art about the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival.