Jennifer Caroccio is a doctoral student in the American Studies Program at Rutgers-University-Newark. Her research interests are in U.S. Latin@ culture & literature, folktales, and graphic novels. Employing Women of Color Feminist, Postcolonial, and Critical Race theories, she examines issues of racial identity and misogyny in Caribbean and Caribbean-American texts. She also has used comics and graphic narratives as pedagogical tools in the classroom to help students understand concepts of analysis for writing. Jennifer received her BA in English from Queens College, and her MA in English from Brooklyn College. She has worked as a composition instructor and as a Financial Aid systems analyst through the CUNY Assistantship Program at Brooklyn College.