Ajuan Mance is a Professor of English at Mills College in Oakland, California and a lifelong artist and writer. In both her scholarly writing and her visual art, Ajuan explores the complexities of race, gender, and identity. She has shown her work at exhibitions and festivals from the Bay Area to Brooklyn. Ajuan’s illustrations and comics have appeared in several anthologies, including, most recently, Drawing Power, from Abrams Press, winner of the 2020 Eisner Award for Best Anthology; Menopause: A Comic Treatment, winner of the 2021 Eisner Award for Best Anthology; She Votes, from Chronicle Books; COVID Chronicles: A Comics Anthology, from Penn State University Press, and others. Her work has also appeared in a number of digital and print media outlets, including, most recently, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Women’s Review of Books, Publisher’s Weekly.com, the NewYorkTimes.com, NewYorker.com, and Literature and Medicine.
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