Nancy Dixon is an English professor at Dillard University in New Orleans and has been studying, teaching, and writing about Louisiana literature for over twenty years. Her first book, Fortune and Misery: Sallie Rhett Roman of New Orleans (LSU Press, 1999), won the LEH Humanities Book of the Year, 2000.
More recently, she is editor of the 2013 Lavender Ink book, N.O. Lit: 200 Years of New Orleans Literature. Her most recent essay, “Sex, Drugs, and Violence, Just Another Night on Bourbon Street in Joe Longo’s ‘S.I.N.ners,” appears in the 2014 ULL Press anthology, Working in the Big Easy: The History and Politics of Labor in New Orleans.