Natalie Catasús is a scholar, educator, and poet currently pursuing a PhD in Comparative Literature.
Her research focuses on Caribbean literature and visual culture, with a special emphasis on Cuba and its diaspora. Her interests also include Latin American and Latinx literature, postcolonial and decolonial theory, feminist and queer theory, spatial literary theory, psychoanalysis, and trauma and memory studies. She holds an M.A. in Visual & Critical Studies and an M.F.A. in Writing from California College of the Arts. She received her B.A. in Literature and Spanish from New College of Florida.
Natalie is a certified copyeditor and has served on the staff of Eleven Eleven Journal of Literature and Art. She has experience in nonprofit communications and development from her time with Voice of Witness, an organization that advances human rights by amplifying the voices of people impacted by injustice. She also worked for several years as a college writing tutor and writing center administrator.