writer, 2004 MLK Visiting Professor, MIT
Patricia Powell is the 2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor of Writing at MIT. She is the author of three novels, Me Dying Trial, A Small Gathering of Bones and The Pagoda. Powell was born in Jamaica, grew up in England and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1982. She often weaves gender, race and sexuality into her work.