MemberLuna Najera

Areas of interest: Spanish and Latin American cultural studies (early modern and colonial); gender studies; second language acquisition; community engagement. Her journal articles have focused on early modern war, surveillance, gender, and other themes.  Born in Guatemala, she grew up in Los Angeles. She earned a Ph.D. in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University, and a B.A. from Hampshire College. Her faculty appointments have included Vassar College, Trinity College, University College Utrecht, and Radboud University (The Netherlands).

MemberTerrilynn Cantlon, MA

Terrilynn Cantlon is a scholar, educator, writer, and public speaker with diverse interests in literature, education, social justice, and civic leadership. Presently, she is a Writer in Residence at Liminal in Oakland where she is teaching feminists and womanist writers the art of breaking silence(s). She graduated in 2015 as the City College 2015 Phoenix Award winner for her work in the LGBT(QQIA) Communities. Terrilynn graduated in 2013 with an MA in English literature at Mills College, focusing on medieval literature and transgender inclusion. The 2013 Kay Gilliland Fellow, she worked as a Master Tutor at the Center for Academic Excellence, where she instructed high-achieving students and peer tutors in academic excellence, effective essay writing and CRLA peer-tutoring. She added an LGBT Studies credential to her achievements in 2015 from City College of San Francisco. Terrilynn graduated in 2011 from Mills College with a BA in English with departmental honors, and was awarded the Helen Carroll award for her transformative leadership work on LGBT inclusion on campus. Terrilynn is also a 2010 graduate from the Institute for Civic Leadership and Social Justice program, where she was named a Dr. Laura Nathan Woman of Distinction for her independent study project “Transformation: A Community Writing Salon” designed for transgender, gender variant, and genderqueer inclusion. She is a National Society for Collegiate Scholars member, and was Vice President for the Planning to Achieve Collegiate Excellence program. She is a Mills College Dean’s Scholar and Osher Scholar.