Iowa City, Iowa – Catina is a Dean’s Graduate Fellow in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. In 2012 she was awarded a fellowship to attend the New York State Writer’s Summer Institute. Her essays and articles have appeared or are forthcoming in The Gettysburg Review, The Sun, The Common, Heart and Soul, Trace: Transcultural Styles and Ideas, and in the anthology Black Women’s Loving Expressions on the Men They Desire. Last winter, she presented her work at The Bedell NonfictioNow Conference in Melbourne, Australia and in the spring she proposed and moderated the panel Writers Transforming Moral and Ethical Concerns into Art at a World Languages Conference at the University of Iowa. She is writing her first book and has received research grants from the English Department at the University of Iowa and the Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students. Bacote teaches literature and writing at the University of Iowa and is an editorial assistant at The Iowa Review.