Monica Brown is a Professor of English, with a specialty in Chicano/a, Latino/a, African-American and U.S. multi-ethnic literature, Women’s Studies and cultural studies. She graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1991 and went on to receive an M.A. in English from Boston College in 1994 and a Ph.D. in English from The Ohio State University in 1998. Her book, Delinquent Citizens: Nation and Identity in Chicano/a and Puerto Rican Gang Narratives, was published in May 2002 with the University of Minnesota Press. She teaches courses in Chicano/a and U.S. Latino/a literature, women’s literature (with an emphasis on literature written by women of color), feminist theory, African-American literature, multicultural pedagogy, and U.S multi-ethnic literature. She serves on the steering committee for the NAU Program in Women’s Studies and is an active member of the American Studies Association, MELUS (The Society for the Study of Multi-ethnic Literature), and MLA. As a Latina professor who has benefited from great teacher/mentors, she is committed to mentoring students and has been engaged in this in numerous ways, most recently through her involvement in the NAU Pipeline/Big Brothers Big Sisters program. She is also a member of the Commission on Ethnic Diversity and an Ethnic Studies minor advisor.