Dr. Tamara Hollins has earned the following degrees: a B.A. in Art, with distinction, from Hendrix College; an M.A. in Cultural Studies from Claremont Graduate University; an M.F.A. in Writing and Literature from Bennington College; and a Ph.D. in English from Claremont Graduate University. Her scholarly work, creative writing, and art have been published in journals such as Festival Writer and Killens Review of Arts and Letters, anthologies such as Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life, and encyclopedias such as Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers. She has participated in Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and has published Fluid Clair-Obscure: Multiplicity and the Construction of Identity and thinking of you. Her research interest is the construction and the production of identity in American literature. As a professor, she teaches both residential and online literature and composition courses in addition to serving as the founder and organizer of The Writing Project.