Dr. Tani D. Sanchez, author of "Didn't Come From Nothing: An African American Story of Life," is an Associate professor of Africana Studies at the University of Arizona. She has an interest in racial representations in the media and in the study of African American history and culture. She has worked as a newspaper editor, radio news host and as a media information specialist. An Army veteran, she hosted a news program in Korea and worked in public affairs. Dr. Sanchez is also the first president of the Tucson Chapter Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. Her doctorate is in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies; her master’s degree focused on visual culture/art history.