Iris D. Ruiz is continuing lecturer for Merritt Writing Program and Lecturer in Ethnic Studies at California State University, Stanislaus. Her current publications are her monograph, Reclaiming Composition for Chicano/as and other Ethnic Minorities: A Critical History and Pedagogy, winner of the honorable mention CCCC Outstanding Book Award, and Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies: New Latinx Keywords for Theory and Pedagogy, which she coedited in addition to contributing a chapter on the keyword "Race." Her work on race and writing program administration (WPA) was published as an article in the WPA: Writing Program Administration. Her current research focuses upon Chicanx history, decolonial theory, methods, intersectional and cross-generational trauma, and the politics of critical imperial scholarship and citation practices. Her work is also featured in the NCTE/CCCC Latinx Caucus history book with Parlor Press, Viva Nuestra Caucus, and in the Series for Writing and Rhetoric coedited collection, Rhetorics Elsewhere and Otherwise. She aims to continue to work toward transformative and antiracist leadership, scholarship and pedagogical practice.