Crossing Borders, The Immigrant Voice in American Literature
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Panelist, Elizabeth Nuñez

Elizabeth Nuñez Elizabeth Nuñez emigrated from Trinidad to the United States after she completed secondary school. She is presently a CUNY Distinguished Professor of English at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. She received her Ph.D. and Masters degrees in English from New York University, and her B.A. degree in English from Marian College in Wisconsin.

Ms. Nuñez is the author of four novels: Discretion, published this year; Bruised Hibiscus, which won an American Book Award in 2001; Beyond the Limbo Silence, which won an Independent Publishers Book Award in the multicultural fiction category; and When Rocks Dance. Nuñez is co-editor of the collection of essays Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s (Lang). Her essays and short stories have appeared in anthologies and magazines. Since 1986, Ms. Nuñez has been the director of the National Black Writers Conference sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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