Joyce C. Harte obtained her B.A. cum laude in English from Brooklyn College, CUNY and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Education from New York University. She is Professor and Chairperson of the English Department of the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY where she teaches courses in Children’s Literature, Postcolonial Literature, as well as a range of introductory literature and composition courses. Her book, Come Weep With Me: Loss and Mourning in the Writings of Caribbean Women Writers was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2007. In 2001,she received a PSC/CUNY Faculty Research Award for And Dances with the Daffodils: The English Education of an African-Caribbean Teacher, and in 2003-2004 held the Andrew M. Mellon Faculty Fellowship for Divided Loyalties at the Center of the Humanities of the Graduate Center, CUNY.