Megan Feifer is a doctoral candidate in English with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She received her M.A. in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in English (Modern Studies). Her teaching and research interests include: Afro-Caribbean Diasporas in the U.S. and Postcolonial Literatures and Theories. Recent conference presentations include: “Salvaging the Self: Re-Writing Representations of Southern Blackness in Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones,” “To Create Dangerously is to Create Fearlessly:” Writing and Risk in Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work,” and “Representing the Southern Wild: Cinematic Aesthetic and Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild”. She is a co-founder of the up-and-coming Edwidge Danticat Society and actively volunteers with the organization Other Worlds. Current publications include: the Review of The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature edited by Ato Quayson.