Isis Semaj-Hall

Isis Semaj-Hall is an assistant professor of Caribbean literature and pop culture at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Moonlighting as the Riddim Writer, she is the founder and co-editor of the online magazine Pree and a podcaster at For Posterity. As a Caribbean storytelling advocate, her research and writing explore Caribbean identities, gender construction, social justice, dub aesthetics, and Maroon music. Her writing appears in CQ, Jamaica Journal, Small Axe Salon, and elsewhere. She lives in Jamaica. * Former adjunct professorial lecturer at American University's department of literature * Former lecturer in the department of English language and literature at the University of Maryland, College Park * Former graduate assistant to the associate provost for equity and diversity at the University of Maryland, College Park * Received a Ph.D. in English language and literature from the University of Maryland * Received a master's degree in English language and literature from the University of Maryland * Received a bachelor's degree in English language and literature from the University of Pennsylvania

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