Portrait of Ricia Anne Chansky

Ricia Anne Chansky

Professor of Literature in the Department of English at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

She is the co-editor of the scholarly journal, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and editor of the Routledge Auto/Biography Studies book series. Her book publications include the co-edited volumes: The Routledge Auto/Biography Studies Reader; Life Writing Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas; and, The Untied States: Unraveling National Identity in the Twenty-First Century (forthcoming). She has also edited two books: Auto/Biography across the Americas: Transnational Themes in Life Writing and Auto/Biography in the Americas: Relational Lives. Currently, she is completing an edited collection of oral histories of Hurricane María, which is under contract with Haymarket Books for inclusion in the Voice of Witness book series. Her forthcoming children’s book, Maxy Survives the Hurricane/Maxy sobrevive al huracán, was co-authored with a student and is forthcoming from the children’s imprint of Arte Público Press, Piñata Books. She is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Oral History Association Post-Secondary Teaching Award for her public humanities project, “Mi María: Puerto Rico after the Hurricane.” This project also won an inaugural Modern Language Association Innovation in the Humanities Award for outstanding course design.