Angelo Hernandez-Sias is a writer, musician, and student from Muskegon, Michigan. He is a junior studying English literature and creative writing at Columbia University, where his research critically examines representations of state violence in border-zone literature. His other research interests include cultural memory and cultural studies, contemporary American short stories, African American, U.S. Latinx, and Latin American literature, fictocriticism, and autoethnography.
He is a recipient of the Rebecca Curtis Prize in fiction and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. His essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism and The Change-Up. His fiction has appeared in Quarto Magazine, The Adroit Journal, Blueshift, and the Best Teen Fiction of 2016; his music in the Teen Vogue blog, Ratrock Magazine, and The Ear. He co-founded Urbano Latinx, a radio show at WKCR dedicated to celebrating contemporary Latinx music.
He’s currently writing his first collection of short stories.
Contact him via email at a [dot] sias [at] columbia [dot] edu.