Julie Iromuanya is the author of Mr. and Mrs. Doctor (Coffee House Press 2015), a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, the Etisalat Prize for Literature, and the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize for Debut Fiction. Her scholarly-critical work most recently appears in Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism and Callaloo: A Journal of African American Arts and Letters and is forthcoming in Afropolitan Literature as World Literature (Bloomsbury Publishing). She was the inaugural Herbert Woodward Martin Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Dayton. Iromuanya earned her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she was a Presidential Fellow. She is an assistant professor in the Program in Creative Writing at the University of Chicago and affiliate faculty for the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.