C.T. Mexica has a doctorate in Comparative Literature (Theory and Criticism) from the University of Washington. He recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Arizona State University’s School of Social Transformation. C.T.’s research is centered on the literature of crime, confessions, and confinement and on the social theory of tragedy, transformation, and transition. C.T. is currently working on a literary memoir on intergenerational incarcerations and the demimonde of bonded males in the US. He is a 2019-2020 PEN America Writing For Justice Fellow.