MALI COLLINS-WHITE is a Ph.D. student in the English Department. Her work examines representations of Black mothers and children in the post-1970 Black Imaginary, and develops a critique of the Transatlantic Slave Trade archive’s erasure of Black motherhood. Her public humanities work takes the form of birth and postpartum birthwork with black woman and infants. She earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Minnesota and a M.A. from the Culture and Theory Program at the University of California, Irvine.