Dr. Feracho is the associate director of the Institute for African American Studies and an Associate Professor of Romance Languages and African American Studies. She received her B.A. in Spanish from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University, and is a scholar of Afro-Hispanic literature. Her research focuses on comparative studies of twentieth century Afro-Hispanic and African American women's narrative, African American and Latin American feminist theory, race and popular culture in Latin America, identity and migration in Latin American, Spanish Caribbean and English Caribbean women's fiction, and Afro-Brazilian contemporary prose and fiction.