Anushka Peres is a doctoral candidate in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English at the University of Arizona. Her dissertation, “Queer Eco-Visual Rhetorics and Settler Colonial Landscapes” addresses the environmental and social repercussions of colonial conceptualizations of land. Supported by a Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship, this project seeks more sustainable ways to see and be with the environment. Anushka’s work has been published in The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, New American Notes Online, and is forthcoming in Feral Feminisms. Her photographs, also facets of her research, have been showcased in galleries globally — from Vermont to Sweden. She is a board member of Wildcat Writers in Tucson, Arizona and an award-winning educator.