Nik Chartrand is a second-year MA English Literature student and ENGL 250 instructor from Winnipeg, Canada. She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2018 with a BA in English Literature and a Certificate of Editing and Publishing. Her research interests focus primarily on postcolonialism, Caribbean literature, and gender and sexuality studies. She is currently working on her thesis which focuses on defiant female narratives under dictatorships in the Caribbean during the 20th century. When she's not in class or teaching, you can find Nik with headphones on, reading the latest YA fantasy novel around campus coffee shops.