Dr. Harlin is Assistant Professor of Postcolonial Literature at Eureka College in Eureka Illinois. She obtained her PhD in 2020 from the University of Missouri, where she wrote about contemporary fiction from Africa and the diaspora. Her favorite authors to write about include Helen Oyeyemi, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, and Akwaeke Emezi. She is originally from Long Island, New York but has lived in the Midwest for nearly a decade. During her own undergraduate study abroad experience, she spent 6 months at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, and has also traveled to the UK, France, and Nigeria.