Demetris Nicolaides, a theoretical physicist, graduated Queens College in 3½ years with a Bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics (through a double major), cum laude, as well as a Master’s degree in physics. He continued his studies and earned a second Master and a Ph.D. in physics from the City University of New York. He is presently a professor of physics at the Natural Science and Mathematics Division of Bloomfield College. He has a passion for science and also philosophy (particularly the Presocratic).
Tatiana A. Tagirova-Daley obtained her Ph.D.in Caribbean literature and linguistics at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and teaches literature and writing at Elizabeth City State University. Among some of her scholarly publications are those on Claude McKay, Frantz Fanon, Derek Walcott, Jacques Roumain, Ralph de Boissière, and Patrick Chamoiseau. She is the co-editor of Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Culture (2010).
Tatiana A. Tagirova-Daley grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia and has lived and studied in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Puerto Rico. She obtained her Ph.D. in Caribbean Literature and Linguistics at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She is the recipient of the Joan Fayer Award given in recognition of the highest academic achievements in all the requirements of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree. Among some of her scholarly publications are those on Claude McKay, Frantz Fanon, Derek Walcott, Jacques Roumain, Ralph de Boissière, Rosario Ferré, and Patrick Chamoiseau. She is the co-editor of “Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Culture” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010) and the author of “Claude Mckay’s Liberating Narrative:Russian and Anglophone Caribbean Literary Connections” (Peter Lang, 2012). Her areas of expertise are Russian literature, Caribbean literature, American Literature, World Literature, Comparative Literature, Young Adult Literature, Bible as Literature, and Composition.