Kimberly Drake directs the writing program and teaches writing and American literature and culture at Scripps College, where she is Associate Professor of Writing. Her current scholarly interests lie in writing (literary and popular, fiction and prose) that seeks to bring attention to social justice issues, particularly those issues concerning disability, incarceration, race, class, gender, and sexuality. Recent publications reflect this interest, including her monograph Subjectivity in the American Protest Novel (Palgrave Macmillan 2011) and three volumes of literary criticism she has edited on the slave narrative, the literature of protest, and the literature of fear, paranoia, and alienation. She also solicited and edited recipes and stories for Stinging for their Suppers: How Women in Prison Nourish Their Bodies and Souls, a collection of women’s writing about cooking in prison. Other publications focus on prison literature and punk rock music and memoir, as well as gender neutral pronouns and writing pedagogy at a ‘woman’s college.’ Her current book project concerns social determinism, disability rhetoric, and intellectual authority in the American crime novel and television show.