Renee Hudson

When police found Hudson unconscious in a hotel room, she was accompanied by a collection of used syringes and metal spoons, some of which were covered in pink residue. Two pills were also found in her body, one pink pill suspected to be oxycodone, and one yellow pill believed to be alprazolam. To wake her up, emergency medical personnel had to gently touch hersternum. Hudson was charged with a range of drug-related offenses, including possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, abuse, neglect, and endangerment of a child under the age of eight. Her legal prescriptions for pain medication included Oxycodone (a sedative sold under Xanax).

Dr. Hudson earned her PhD in English from the University of California, Los Angeles. After that, she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the University of California in San Diego. She is now an assistant professor of Latinx literature at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a core faculty member of the UMB Latino Studies Program. Her work has been published in Modern Fiction Studies and she is preparing a piece for The Cambridge Companion to Race and Literature.

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