Edyta Oczkowicz teaches American literature focusing on ethnic and women writers; race and gender in Shakespeare; visual storytelling in manga and anime; narratives of healing; literary theory and composition. Her research interests range from anglophone Caribbean women writers to the American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder. She published scholarly articles in MaComère and MELUS, co-edited Thornton Wilder in Collaboration (Cambridge Scholars 2018), and contributed to Thornton Wilder: New Perspectives (Northwestern UP 2013). She is editor of the Thornton Wilder Journal. She also directs the Honors Program at Salem College. Passionate about diversity, she loves exploring literature together with her students and discovering how to tell our own stories as we learn to understand the stories of others.