Prince Cunningham is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the LGBTQ+ Minor Program at State University of New York (SUNY) Fashion Institute of Technology. He earned his PhD from the Graduate Center's Sociology Doctoral program in 2014 and winner of the Koonja Mitchell Memorial Prize for his dissertation research, the award given in honor of Grace Cho's mother. An auto-ethnographer and interdisciplinary scholar, since earning tenure in 2019 he has turned his attention to writing poetry, with his book-length manuscript Fire Burning Water under review for publication. He has read his poetry publicly at venues such as Cobra Club Literary Salon and the Robert Frost Place Annual Conference on Poetry.