Veronica Popp is an activist and writer from Chicago. She has a Bachelor’s from Elmhurst College in English and History, a Master’s in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University and a Master’s in English with a concentration in Literary Studies from Western Illinois University. Popp is an Organizer for the United Academics Campaign, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers. She has been published in The Collagist, PenCambria, Popular Culture Studies Journal, New Welsh Review, Journal of Popular Culture, Still Point Arts Quarterly, Gender Forum, Rag Queen Periodical, The Last Line, Bitch Media, and Bust. Popp was recently nominated for the Silver Pen Writers Association Writing Well Award and longlisted for the New Welsh Writing Awards 2017 AmeriCymru Prize. Last year, she was a Teaching Artist and Co-Editor of student writing for Young Chicago Authors. The resulting work titled The End of Chiraq will be published by Northwestern University Press this Fall. Popp also teaches composition at Elmhurst College. Her research interests include feminist film studies, queer theory, creative writing and pedagogy. Popp recently completed her first novel, The Longest Summer, out for submission to literary agents. Popp serves on the Modern Language Association Committee for Contingent Labor in the Profession and believes the feminization of adjunct labor is a growing concern. Popp has given public readings across Chicago including, Reading Under the Influence, Strange Hour, and Bring Your Own Diary.