Erika Gisela Abad, Ph.D, is a Queer Latina poet, born and raised in Chicago. Since August 2016, she has been an assistant professor-in-residence teaching for University of Nevada Las Vegas’s Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies Department. She’s been integrating art featured at the Marjorie Barrick Museum since 2018. She guest edited Sinister Wisdom‘s Lesbians in the City special issue (2020). Her work has been published in Latinx Spaces, and NYU Latinx Project’s Intervenxions. She has also been featured on Latinos Who Lunch and Art People Podcast. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @prof_eabad.
Assistant Professor-in-Residence in Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Erika Gisela Abad received her Ph.D. from Washington State University. Prior to joining IDP/GSS, Dr. Abad was Chicago-based oral historian for the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College. Beyond Puerto Rican, Latinx, and Gender Studies, she is a well-published essayist, poet, and fiction writer, most recently writing a poem and creative reflection to the Pulse-Orlando tragedy. She is also a regular writer for Women in Higher Education.