Tracy Slater is an American writer in a mixed Japanese-Jewish American family. She received her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University and taught for over ten years at numerous Boston-area universities, as well as in men's and women's prisons throughout Massachusetts. She has written for the New York Times online, The Wall Street Journal online, The Boston Globe , and The Washington Post , among other places, and her book The Good Shufu was published in 2015 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. She is currently working on a book about mixed families in the WWII Japanese American concentration camps.