Although she calls both New York City and Puerto Rico home, Liana Silva currently writes from Kansas City, Kansas in the US. Liana obtained her BA in English and Modern Languages from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department at Binghamton University. At the moment she is working on her dissertation, an interdisciplinary study on New York City as home in African American and Puerto Rican cultural productions. She is also a Managing Editor and Regular Contributor at http://soundingoutblog.com, a blog about sound studies. On top of that she is busy raising a daughter and getting to know their new hometown, Kansas City.