Sonora Jha, Ph.D. is an essayist, novelist, researcher, and professor of journalism at Seattle University. Her last book was How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family, published by Penguin Random House India in 2021. She also wrote the novel Foreign, which tells the stories of farmers’ suicides in India. Dr. Jha’s op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Seattle Times, The Establishment, DAME, and in several anthologies. She grew up in Mumbai and has been chief of the metropolitan bureau for the Times of India and contributing editor for East magazine in Singapore. She teaches fiction and essay writing for Hugo House, Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and Seattle Public Library. She is an alumna and board member of Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and has served on the jury for awards for Artist Trust, Hedgebrook, and Hugo House.