||I am Cherie Ann Turpin, aka Afrofuturism Scholar, and I am an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of the District of Columbia. My research areas include African Diaspora Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, World Literature, Multicultural American Literature, Popular Culture, and Film Studies. My publications include the book How Three Black Women Writers Combined Spiritual and Sensual Love: Rhetorically Transcending the Boundaries of Language (Mellen 2010), as well as articles in Feminist Teacher, Bodily Inscriptions: Interdisciplinary Excursions into Embodiment, Diaspora: Journal of the Annual Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture Conference, and various anthologies. My recent poetry appeared in the Fall 2010 edition of Reverie: Midwest African American Literature. My latest article, “Strategic Disruptions: Black Feminism and Afrofuturism” will appear in the anthology Critical Black Studies Reader in 2017. I have two book projects in development – a book on Nalo Hopkinson–Afrofuturism, and a memoir.