Colleen Lutz Clemens, associate professor of non-Western literatures and director of Women's and Gender Studies at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, earned her Ph.D. in postcolonial literature at Lehigh University. She earned her M.Ed. in English education at DeSales University while teaching 12th-grade English in the public system. Her academic work has been published in Feminist Formations and Journal of Postcolonial Writing, and she serves as an academic consultant for Gale’s Contemporary Literary Criticism series, where she focuses on postcolonial writing. She reviews novels by postcolonial authors for Mosaic Magazine and World Literature Today and scholarly texts about world issues and American culture for The Journal of American Culture.
Among her creative endeavors, she is the editor of several books of nonfiction, including Philadelphia Reflections: Stories from the Delaware to the Schuylkill and has published short essays in various collections including Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists. On the web, she is a staff writer for Bitch Flicks, where she writes about issues of gender in popular films. She has also published pieces on Scary Mommy, Literary Mama and Feministing. Colleen is an educational expert for noodle.com, where she writes about diversity in literature and writing. She lives in Bucks County with her partner, two dogs and daughter. She can be reached via her blog.