Monica Mody, A PhD student, holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame, and a bachelor of laws from the National Law School of India University. Her first book of cross-genre writing, KALA PANI, is out soon from 1913 Press. Her writing has also appeared in places such as the HarperCollins Book of English Poetry; Occupy Consciousness: Essays on the Global Insurrection; the Journal of East–West Psychology, Israel; Reality Sandwich; Boston Review; Wasafiri, Pratilipi, and Pyrta. She has published two chapbooks of poetry, and during 2010-11 was the postgraduate writer-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame's Creative Writing program. Monica coordinated the Indian edition of the TRI Continental Film Festival during its beginning years. She worked closely on the domestic violence and HIV/AIDS campaigns of the international human rights organization Breakthrough. Her experience includes a stint as legal researcher with the Centre for Feminist Legal Research, New Delhi.