Margaret Salifu holds a Ph.D. in English from The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to joining the College Writing Programs at UC Berkeley, she taught composition courses and African American literature at The University of Tulsa. She also taught composition courses at Shenandoah University. Her areas of interest include literatures of Africa and the African diaspora. Her essay, "Having My Kenkey and Eating It Too: Being Black and Bicultural," is a book chapter in Pan African Spaces: Essays on Black Transnationalism (2019). Another essay, "Cutting and Contriving: Ulene Payne in Paule Marshall's The Fisher King," is a chapter in the forthcoming book, Marginalized Women and Work in 20th and 21st- Century British and American Literature and Media.