PARAVISINI-GEBERT, Lizabeth. American (born Puerto Rico), b. 1953. Genres: Cultural/Ethnic topics, Literary criticism and history. Career: Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, Bronx, NY, associate professor of Puerto Rican studies, 1981-91; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, associate professor of Hispanic studies, 1991-96, professor of Hispanic Studies, 1997-. Publications: (ed. with Carmen Esteves) Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam: Short Stories by Caribbean Women, 1991; Luz y sombra, 1991; (with Margarite Fernandez Olmos) El placer de la palabra, 1991; (with Olga Torres Seda) Caribbean Women Novelists: An Annotated Bibliography, 1992; (with F. Olmos) Pleasure and the Word: Erotic Writings by Latin American Women, 1993; Phyllis Shand Allfrey: A Caribbean Life (biography), 1993; (with F. Olmos) Sacred Possessions: Vadou, Santepia, Obeah and the Caribbean, 1997. Address: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, U.S.A.