Trina Sotira

Trina Sotira is an assistant professor of English at College of DuPage. Her M.A. in British and American literature is from Northern Illinois University. She is also an alum of Columbia College Chicago’s Journalism Department.

Her young adult novel, “In Her Skin: Growing Up Trans” (ebook 2012; paperback April, 2016) received international recognition for revealing the struggles of a transgender teen.

With Michelle Duster, Trina co-edited and contributed to, Shifts: An Anthology of Women’s Growth Through Change”, featuring 35 nationally recognized poets, essayists, and fiction writers. Shifts was recognized as a 2015 USA Best Book Award and 2016 Indie Book Awards finalist for Women’s Issues.

Trina is raising her family in a town where she can see the Chicago skyline in the distance. You can visit her online at

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