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Amy Lynelle earned her Ph.D. in French Language and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. She has taught undergraduate French language, culture, film and literature while presenting at a number of conferences in the field of Haitian studies. Her recent article “The Chains of Pitit Pierr’: Colonial Legacies and Character Linkage in Oswald Durand’s Rires et pleurs” was published in The French Review in March 2015. She is currently working as an independent scholar on a book project examining the role of poetry in nineteenth-century Haiti and as a volunteer translator for non-governmental organizations.

Cara De Silva is a writer, journalist, independent scholar, editor, and lecturer whose primary subjects are food history, culture, ethnicity, the Holocaust, New York and Venice. She wrote for Newsday/New York Newsday for more than a decade, specializing in portrayals of immigrant neighborhoods. Editor, and author of the introduction to In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy from the Women of Terezin (a New York Times most noteworthy selection), her writing can be also be found in major national newspapers, magazines, and books. Current projects are a scholarly novel about 16th century Venice, and continuing research into “War and the Food of Dreams,” a frequent topic of her academic lectures.

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