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    Anita Nahal, PhD, CDP

    Guest Contributing Editor

    Anita Nahal, PhD originally from India, is a poet, short story writer, children’s books author, diversity consultant and professor. She has two volumes of poetry, one of flash fictions, one edited volume of poetry, and three children’s books to her credit. Her poems and flash fictions can also be found in Aberration LabyrinthConfluenceBetter Than StarbucksaadunaRiver Poets JournalColereLapis Lazuli and in a number of Medium publications. An adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC, Dr. Nahal has completed her first novella. Some of Nahal’s former positions include: Mellon Fellowship program administrator, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC; assistant provost for International Programs, Howard University, Washington DC; visiting associate professor of History at SUNY, Binghamton, New York; and associate professor of History, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, India. She has been a visiting scholar of gender at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, SUNY, Binghamton, NY. Co-founder of the 2020 monthly live stream series, “Tan Doori Gup Shup,” later this fall, Anita will start as an aaduna commentator exploring all things poetry. Her planned column “Poetry Imagined and Reimagined” will showcase and discuss poems, styles content, and contexts of and by poets from all over the world. More information will be announced on www.aadunanotes.blogspot.com towards the end of the summer. Dr. Nahal is a guest contributing editor for this issue.