Committee on the Literatures of People of Color in the United States and Canada

Function: Develops projects designed to encourage dialogue across ethnic and racial boundaries and to promote intercultural perspectives on and comparative analyses of the literatures and languages of ethnic groups historically underrepresented in the United States and Canada.

Staff liaisons: Dennis Looney and Douglas Steward (

Adeleke Adeeko, 2015–18
Meena Alexander, 2014–17
Aureliano DeSoto, 2013–16; 2014–16 (Coch.)
Ellen Feig, 2015–18
Koritha Mitchell, 2013–16
Karen Shimakawa, 2015–18
Cristine Soliz, 2014–17; 2015–17 (Coch.)

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