Raul Palma

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Raul Palma

Raul Palma is a diversity fellow at Ithaca College. He is also a fifth year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he is pursuing a specialization in ethnic studies. His research areas include Narratology, Chicana/Latina Theory, Americanity and the American Novel, and Creative Writing Pedagogy. He serves as fiction editor for Prairie Schooner. Most recently, his work appeared in Alaska Quarterly ReviewAlimentum, and Sonora Review. His fiction was distinguished/notable in Best American Short Stories 2016. Additionally, his work has been supported with fellowships and scholarships from the CubaOne Foundation, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Santa Fe Writer's Conference, Sewanee Writer's Conference, and Sundress Academy for the Arts. He is currently completing his dissertation, Manteca, a novel set in 1980s Miami at the tail-end of the race riots and drug wars, and just as the HIV/AIDS surfaces. He is also at work on a collection of stories, In This City of Ultraviolet Light, which was a runner-up in the Indiana Review Blue Light's Book Prize, and notable in others.