Franck H. Andrianarivo is an Assistant Professor at the American University of Paris. Frank’s research interests include Francophone Indian Ocean, African, and Caribbean literatures, cultures, and films. His current book project investigates famadihana, an ancestral exhumation practice from Madagascar, which he employs metaphorically as a framework for analyzing multigeneric insular narratives of La Réunion, Tromelin, and Martinique, which he studies alongside Madagascar.
Krisangi Bhargava is a first-year undergraduate student at Georgia Institute of Technology studying Business Administration. She is passionate about sharing stories about her culture through creative nonfiction and is proudly bilingual, speaking both English and Hindi.
Clare Chung is a current undergraduate student at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her contribution to the issue is a poem centered around her grandmother cooking porridge, which her grandmother cooked whenever she was sick. Her cooking symbolizes comfort and her way of showing Clare love, and this poem was an attempt for Clare to reciprocate her gratitude and love for her grandmother.
Suchismita Dutta is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow and the Assistant Director of the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech. Her research and teaching incorporate critical race and ethnic studies, border studies, and writing across the curriculum. Her poetry and creative work reflect her experiences crossing multicultural borders as a multilingual speaker.
Ashu Gupta is a rising second-year student at the Georgia Institute of Technology and an avid reader and writer of both prose and poetry. As an Indian American writer, Ashu hopes to bring together their Marathi heritage and their American present to craft stories that represent their multitude of identities.
Mariana Rodriguez is a Hispanic-American, Biomedical Engineering undergraduate at Georgia Tech. Growing up in Texas as an immigrant from Mexico, she learned to love the blend of Hispanic and American cultures. With an avid passion for storytelling, Mariana enjoys sharing her experience as a writer and tissue engineering researcher.
Apurva Pophali is a nationally awarded poet, whose work has appeared in literary magazines and showcases across the country. She is currently a student at Georgia Tech. In her free time, she still does a lot of multilingual speaking and writing, but can also be found playing the guitar, writing for her blog, or raiding the pantry for something sweet.
Jaden Ward is an Atlanta native in his 1st-year as an LMC major, enjoys running, reading, and writing and is an avid social activist within the city. His future vision is to improve the ideal of inclusion on campus and around the world through intersections of technology and social justice.