Zanice Bond earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Kansas. She is currently an assistant professor of English at Tuskegee University, where she teaches first-year English composition, African American literature, Southern literature, and, most recently, Modern English Grammar and Linguistics. She is co-director of a two-year NEH grant Literary Legacies of Macon County and Tuskegee Institute: Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph W. Ellison, and Albert Murray.In 2017, she received a Fulbright-Hayes award to Chile and a Poetry Foundation Fellowship for the Furious Flower Center’s Legacy Seminar on Yusef Komunyakaa at James Madison University. Zanice’s research focuses on women in the civil rights movement. Her essay “‘Small Places Close to Home’: Gender, Class and Civil Rights Work--Mildred Bond Roxborough and the NAACP” was published in Tennessee Women: Their Lives, Their Times, Volume 2ed. Sarah L. Wilkerson Freeman and Beverly Greene Bond. GA: University of Georgia Press. She is revising her dissertation “Race, Place, and Family: Narratives of the Civil Rights Movement from Brownsville, Tennessee, and the Nation” for a book project.