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EDITOR AND BOARDS

SENIOR EDITOR
ADVISORY BOARD

FOUNDING ADVISORY BOARD 

FOUNDING EDITORS:

Ravina Aggarwal
Elizabeth Alexander
Ann Arnett Ferguson
Ann Jones
Gayle Pemberton
Nancy Saporta Sternbach
Susan Van Dyne

EDITORS EMERITAS:

Kum-Kum Bhavnani

Myriam J. A. Chancy Ph. D.
, is a Canadian writer of Haitian origin born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in Quebec City and Winnipeg. Her first novel, Spirit of Haiti (London : Mango Publications, 2003), was a finalist in the Best First Book Category, Canada/Caribbean region, of the Commonwealth Prize 2004. She is also the author of two books of literary criticism, Framing Silence : Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women (Rutgers UP, 1997) and Searching for Safe Spaces : Afro-Caribbean Women Writers in Exile (Temple UP, 1997). Searching for Safe Spaces was awarded an Outstanding Academic Book Award 1998 by the Choice, the journal of the American Library Association. Her second novel, The Scorpion’s Claw (Peepal Tree Press, 2005) has just been released in the UK and North America.

The former Editor-in-Chief of the Ford funded academic/arts journal, Meridians : feminism, race, transnationalism and a former Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Arizona State University and Smith College, she is currently a Visiting Associate Professor with the Center for Black Studies and Department of Black Studies at UCSB. She is completing her third novel entitled, The Loneliness of Angels, a memoir, Fractured, and a work of philosophical inquiry entitled, Floating Islands : Cosmopolitanism, Transnationalism and Racial Identity Formation.

Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
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