Renee H. Shea, formerly professor of English and modern languages at Bowie State University in Maryland, has published extensively on contemporary authors, including Edwidge Danticat, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Monique Truong, Naomi Shihab Nye, Rita Dove, Tracy K. Smith, Arundhati Roy, Lan Cao, and Nathalie Handal. Her most current work is a profile of Imbolo Mbue in Poets & Writers magazine (March/April 2021). An English language arts consultant to public school districts, she writes textbooks for Bedford, Freeman & Worth. Her most recent are American Literature and Rhetoric (2021) and Literature and Composition, 3rd ed. (2022).