Romaisha Rahman, Editor, is a Ph.D. candidate and an instructor in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico. Romaisha has over 13 years of teaching experience in secondary and postsecondary English education. Her current research focuses on microaggressions, native speaker fallacy, and World Englishes. Her publications appear in TESOL NNEST Newsletter, New Mexico English Journal, and Composition Forum.
Pisarn Bee Chamcharatsri, Ph.D., Faculty Editor, is Associate Professor (joint appointed) in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies and Department of English and Literature at University of New Mexico. His research interests include second language acquisition (SLA), emotions, second language (L2) writing, creative writing, and writing center. His publications appear in Asian EFL Journal, Journal of Response to Writing, Writing on the Edge, and many chapters in edited collections.
Ruth Trinidad-Galván, Ph.D., Founding Editor, was a Professor in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico. She was a twice Fulbright Research and Teaching Scholar in Ecuador and Mexico and the author of Women Who Stay Behind: Pedagogies of Survival in Rural Transmigrant Mexico (2015). She was also the co-editor of the Handbook of Latinos and Education, which received the Critics’ Choice Award in 2010 from the American Educational Studies Association. Among her most significant accomplishments she included raising three remarkable daughters and being a classroom teacher in inner city Los Angeles.
Virginia Necochea, Ph.D., Founding Editor, is currently Executive Director of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center. A long-time educator, researcher, writer, and community advocate, Virginia is the former executive director of the Center for Social Sustainable Systems (CESOSS), a community-led nonprofit focused on protecting and preserving land and water resources in the Valle de Atrisco (South Valley, NM) and larger Middle Rio Grande region.
Tryphenia B. Peele-Eady, Ph.D., Faculty Editor, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of New Mexico. Her research explores the role of language, culture, and community in African American student learning.
Beth Giebus Chávez, Managing Editor, is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies of the University of New Mexico. An English and ESOL instructor with over 20 years' teaching experience at the secondary and postsecondary levels, Beth's current research focuses on critical digital pedagogy, community-engaged research, and arts-based learning.