Roxanne Naseem Rashedi

Roxanne Naseem Rashedi teaches Critical Thinking and Writing courses at Santa Clara University. She has an M.A. from Georgetown University and a B.A. in English from the University of California Berkeley, where she was a graduate of the English Honors Program. At Georgetown University, Roxanne was appointed as the Graduate Writing Fellow at the Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship and she was also a teaching assistant in the Department of American Studies. Recently, her work has appeared in the Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies Journal, UCLA's eScholarship Repository Project, and her short story "My First Power Yoga Class" was recently accepted for the online publication in APIARY. Roxanne is currently working on a collection of short stories.


Beyond Diaspora: Porochista Khakpour

POROCHISTA KHAKPOUR'S DEBUT NOVEL Sons and Other Flammable Objects is an award-winning dark lyrical comedy. The novel revolves around the Adams ...

Beyond Diaspora: Porochista Khakpour
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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