A resident of Toronto, Cynthia Levine-Rasky is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Having written on critical whiteness studies for many years, her more recent work reflects her interest in Romani Studies: Writing the Roma (Fernwood, 2016) and A Romani Women’s Anthology: Spectrum of the Blue Water (co-edited with Hedina Tahirović-Sijerčić, Inanna, 2017), a collection of life writing, creative writing, and research essays by Canadian Romani women. Cynthia teaches Canadian social problems and has particular interest in inequality, health, racism and intersectionality, and immigration/refugee policy. She has an acute interest in community-based research, social justice, and activism. With Lisa Kowalchuk, she is co-editor of a book in progress entitled, We Resist: Defending the Common Good in Hostile Times, a collection of short essays by activists, community leaders, and writers. She has plans to continue publishing voices that are often unheard like those in Spectrum, and to explore life writing (eg. memoir, blogs, auto-ethnography) as arts-based research.