Katrina Harack is originally from Canada but earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, on the topic of ethics and literature in relation to several 20th century American authors. She has published articles on issues of memory, trauma, gender, and ethics in literature, and remains fascinated by the issues of representation surrounding memory, time,and history. She greatly enjoys teaching and has taught courses in writing, introductory literature, American literature, race and ethnicity, and African American literature, as well as travel literature. Her most recent research has focused on the novels of Toni Morrison and issues of gender and the body in women's travel writing. She is pleased to teach FYPP writing courses for UW Bothell.