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Anita Nahal
Anita Nahal, Ph.D., CDP currently teaches at the University of the District of Columbia. She’s a poet, professor, short story writer, flash fictionist, children’s books author, and D&I consultant. She’s held numerous professional positions such as, Assistant Provost for International Program, Howard University, Mellon Fellowship Program Administrator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Associate Professor at Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi among others. She has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Residence at SUNY, Binghamton, an NEH Summer Faculty award winner, and a gender scholar at Berkeley, CA. Nahal has two volumes of poetry, Hey...Spilt milk is spilt, nothing else (Authorspress, 2018) and Initiations (Pitamber-1988), a collection of flash fictions, Life on the go-Flash fictions from New Delhi to America (Authorspress, 2018), and three children’s books (Madhuban-Vikas, 1993-1995,) besides academic writings. Her recent poems and flash fictions can be found in Aberration Labyrinth, Confluence, Better Than Starbucks, Aaduna, River Poets Journal, Colere, Lapis Lazuli and in a number of Medium publications. Nahal is also the co-editor of the anthology, In All The Spaces-Diverse Voices In Global Women's Poetry, (Authorpress, 2020). Nahal is the daughter of Sahitya Akademi award-winning Indian novelist and professor, Late Dr. Chaman Nahal, and her mother, Late Dr. Sudarshna Nahal was also an educationist, author and principal of a K-12 school. Originally from New Delhi, India, Anita Nahal resides in the US with her son, Vikrant, and daughter-in-law, Sumona. In her free time, she loves dancing, and practicing and teaching Yoga.  For more on Anita: https://anitanahal.wixsite.com/anitanahal

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