Christina Najla LaRose recently completed a Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Michigan. She also holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Her writing has appeared in Hawwa: Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World, Humanity & Society, Third Coast Literary Magazine, Live Science, and Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab America, among other publications. She has taught at the University of Michigan, Purdue University, Ohio State University, and in the Upward Bound Program.