Lisa Del Sol is a fifth year Ph.D. Candidate in the English and Comparative Literature Department. She is from Brooklyn, New York where she also completed her Bachelors Degree at The City University of New York, Brooklyn College. There she double majored in Caribbean Studies and English Literature while also double minoring in Sociology and Africana Studies. She decided to continue her studies at the Graduate level at Columbia because of the interdisciplinary work of both the faculty, and the graduate student projects. Her current work focuses on literature and culture from the Black Diaspora. She is currently working on her dissertation which is an investigation into the relationship between Americana, anti-Black violence, trauma and witnessing. In her spare time you can find her critiquing and contextualizing the zeitgeist of pop culture on Twitter.