Nelly Rosario is an associate professor in the Latina/o Studies Program at Williams College and holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. She is the author of Song of the Water Saints: A Novel, winner of a PEN/Open Book Award. Her fiction and nonfiction work appears in various journals and anthologies, including Critical Diálogos in Latina and Latino Studies (eds. A. Ramos-Zayas, M. Rúa, NYU Press) and Teaching Black: Pedagogy, Practice, and Perspectives on Writing (eds. D. Brown, A. Lara., University of Pittsburgh Press), both forthcoming. She is co-recipient of a Creative Capital Artist Award in Literature for desveladas, a collaborative graphic-novel project of stories from the Americas, and conducts writing and research for the MIT Black History Project. Rosario is currently at work on a speculative novel about community medicine.