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Christine Ma-Kellams is a social psychologist and college professor at San Jose State University. Her empirical work focuses on the culturally-bound ways of what makes people tick while her writing likewise centers around issues of identity and close relationships. Her fiction and essays have appeared in HuffPost, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Colorado Review, the Rumpus, Catapult, Prairie Schooner, ZYZZYVA, the Kenyon Review, and elsewhere; her debut novel, The Band, is forthcoming from Atria in Spring 2024. Her website is https://www.christinema-kellams.com/