Each year E3W graduate students and faculty collaborate to write, edit and publish a Review of important works and archives in the field. Reviews cover works of fiction, poetry, ethnography and more. Students are also encouraged to interview important authors and review works of art such as contemporary film and theatre.

Sophia Monegro and Candice Lyons will be serving as Co-Editors for the 2022 issue.


Who do I contact about becoming a special section editor, editorial committee member, or a reviewer?

This year’s Editors are Sophia Monegro and Candice Lyons.

Where can I learn about the types of reviews that are being solicited for this year’s Review?

While we accept reviews of books published in the last three years, we also specifically solicit reviews for the four Special Sections of each issue. Check our “Call For Reviews” page for more details.  

How can I obtain back issues?

For a personal copy of back issues contact Dr. Neville Hoad. If you’d like a digital version of archived issues, visit our Issue Archive page.  

Can I borrow The E3W Review of Books from the Library?

Yes, the Perry-Castañeda Library at the University of Texas at Austin has the full collection in its holdings.

Meet your Executive Editorial Board

Sophia Monegro is a budding literary scholar working at the intersection of Slavery Studies, Black Women’s Intellectual History, and Dominican Studies. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, a Research Associate at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, and a Mellon Mays Fellow. Her recent publication “Dominican Americans” co-authored with Dr. Ramona Hernández can be found in Ilan Stavans’ Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies published with Oxford University Press. Monegro’s dissertation traces Black women’s intellectual contributions to radicalism from Spanish colonial slavery in Santo Domingo to the Dominican Republic and Haiti in the XIX century.

Candice Lyons is a PhD candidate in The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of African and African Diaspora Studies and a 2021-2022 Black Studies Dissertation Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her recent pieces “A (Queer) Rebel Wife in Texas” (2020) and “Rage and Resistance at Ashbel Smith’s Evergreen Plantation” (2020) can be found on the public history site Not Even Past. Lyons’ 2021 Feminist Studies article “Behind the Scenes: Elizabeth Keckley, Slave Narratives, and the Queer Complexities of Space” is the winner of the 2020 FS Graduate Student Award.

Neville Hoad is an associate professor of English and affiliated faculty with the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the Center for African and African American Studies, and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. He authored African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality, and Globalization( Minnesota, 2007) and co-edited (with Karen Martin and Graeme Reid) Sex & Politics in South Africa (Double Storey, 2005). He is writing a book on the literary and cultural representations of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa.