Nancy Grace is Virginia Myers Professor and Chair of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at the College of Wooster, US, where she also directs the college’s Centre for Diversity and Global Engagement. She is a founding member of the Beat Studies Association and the editor of The Journal of Beat Studies. She is the co-editor of the Transnational Beat Generation (Palgrave, 2012), author of Jack Kerouac and the Literary Imagination (Palgrave, 2007), and The Feminized Male Character in Twentieth-Century Literature (Mellen, 1995). She has also co-authored Breaking the Rule of Cool: Interviewing and Reading Beat Women Writers (UP Mississippi, 2004) and co-edited Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation (Rutgers, 2002). Her current Beat project focuses on the complex confessional voice in Jack Kerouac’s Duluoz Legend.