Writing Instructor and Faculty Associate
Her research interests include U.S. Southern women's writing; 20th and 21st century American literature and history; New Southern Studies; Black feminist theory and intersectional feminisms; affect, emotion, and embodiment; narratives of trauma; illness and disability; intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality; queer theory; psychology and psychoanalysis; and experimental writing.
Her writing, primarily creative nonfiction/personal narrative and poetry, focuses on themes of home, sense of place, and dislocation; chronic illness; shame and vulnerability; race, class, gender, and sexuality; inherited and embodied trauma, and healing; and the relationship between the mind and body. She is invested in exploring the connections between writing, mindfulness practices, and social justice.
Introduction to Writing: This course will explore the work of scholars, essayists, and creative writers in order to use their prose as models for our own. We will analyze scholarly explication and argument, and we'll appreciate the artistry in our finest personal essays and short fiction. Students will complete a series of critical essays across the curriculum and for varied audiences and purposes. Students will have an opportunity to submit their work for peer review and discussion. Students will also meet individually with the instructors. Frequent, enthusiastic revision is an expectation. Limited to Division I Students.
This workshop provides assistance to students who are starting large writing projects and research papers in any discipline at Hampshire for their Division III. The course offers a structured, two-and-a-half-hour block of time in which to write and receive feedback on pre-writing (brainstorming, outlining, etc.), writing, and revision. Special attention will be paid to the writing process: conceptualization, organization, and pacing oneself through work blocks and writing anxieties, as well as getting yourself and your Division III organized and started. In addition to having access to structured writing time, participants will have the opportunity to meet individually with the instructor(s). Because this class supplements work already in progress, no formal instructor evaluations will be provided and the completion of this workshop will not count as course credit or an advanced learning activity. The first class meeting will be on September 15.