Bruce Snider is the author of the poetry collections Fruit (University of Wisconsin Press), Paradise, Indiana (Plieades Press/LSU Press), and The Year We Studied Women, (University of Wisconsin Press). He is co-editor with Shara Lessley of an anthology of essays, The Poem’s Country: Place and Poetic Practice (Pleiades Press). His awards include a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a James A. Michener Fellowship, and the Jenny McKean Writer-in-Washington award, as well residencies from Yaddo, the Millay...
- University of Texas at Austin, MFA in Creative Writing, 1996
- Creative Non-fiction
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, PhD in English, 1993
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA in English, 1989
- Pacific Lutheran University, English and Communication, BA in English, 1983
- Intersectional feminism
- African American literature
- Native American literature
- Jewish American literature
- Early 20th century women's journalism
- Critical pedagogy
Carolyn Brown received her PhD in English from the University of California–Davis. Her specialization is Shakespeare and Renaissance / Early Modern literature, from a feminist, psychoanalytic, historicist, and /or political perspective. She has published in several anthologies on Shakespeare and the following journals: Studies in English Literature 1500–1900; Texas Studies in Literature and Language; Studies in Philology; American Imago; Literature and Psychology; Clio: A Journal of Literature...
- PhD, University of California, Davis
- Shakespeare and psychoanalytic theory
Dr. Omar F. Miranda is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He received his PhD in English and American Literature from New York University and specializes in the literatures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially their transnational, global, and diasporic contexts. He is currently working on a book manuscript that tracks the origins and rise of the culture of global celebrity in the Romantic period. He is also part of an editorial team assembling the new Ro...
- New York University, PhD in English and American Literature
- Boston College, MA in English Literature
- University of Miami (Florida), BA in German, Political Science, and English
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Eileen Chia-Ching Fung has dedicated more than 20 years of service to USF, including more than 10 years in the dean’s office.
Dean Fung was awarded the James Irvine Dissertation Fellowship in 1997, and hired as a full-time faculty member in the Department of English in 1998. She served as chair of the English department and director of the Asian American Pacific Studies Program before her appointment as associate dean of arts and humanities in 2010. She...
- PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Christina Garcia Lopez holds a PhD in American Studies with a portfolio in Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her BA in English Literature at the University of North Texas and an MA in American Literature and Culture at the University of Leeds. Previous to joining USF, she held a lectureship at the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching and research interests include: Latinx and Chicanx literature; Ethnic...
- BA, English Literature, University of North Texas
- MA, American Literature and Culture, University of Leeds
- PhD, American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Professor Rader has authored or co-authored eleven books. His debut collection of poems, Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize, and Landscape Portrait Figure Form (2014) was named a “Best Poetry Book” by The Barnes & Noble Review. Recent poems have appeared in The New York Times, Best American Poetry, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Best of the Net, and many others.
Professor Rader also writes and reviews for the San Francisco Chronicle, HuffPost, BOMB, and the Los Angeles Review...
- SUNY-Binghamton, PhD in Comparative Literature, 1995
- SUNY-Binghamton, MA in Comparative Literature, 1991
- Baylor University, BA in English, 1989
- Literary studies
- American Indian studies
- Visual/popular culture
- Cy Twombly
Ana Raquel Rojas specializes in Decadent and Victorian Literature, with an emphasis on feminist, gender, and sexuality studies.
- Cornell University, PhD
- Cornell University, MA
- University of California, Irvine, BA
- Decadent literature
- Representations of feminine sexuality in late-nineteenth-century fiction
Susan Steinberg is the author of four books of fiction: Machine (Graywolf Press), Spectacle (Graywolf Press), Hydroplane (FC2), and The End of Free Love (FC2).
The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a United States Artists Fellowship, Professor Steinberg has also been awarded the Pushcart Prize and a National Magazine Award. Her stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Conjunctions, The Gettysburg Review, American Short Fiction, Boulevard, Quarterly West, Denver Quarterly, The...
- MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art
Ryan Van Meter is the author of the essay collection, If You Knew Then What I Know Now (2011). His work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, The Normal School Magazine, Ninth Letter, and Fourth Genre, among others, and has been selected for anthologies including Best American Essays 2009. A recent finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, he has also been awarded residencies by The MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
- DePaul University, MA in Literary Writing, 2005
- University of Iowa, MFA in Nonfiction Writing, 2009
- UC Davis, PhD in Comparative Literature, 2010
- San Francisco State College, MA in Comparative Literature, 2004
- American University of Paris, BA in Comparative Literature, 1998
- Comparative literature
- Feminist and gender studies
- The Novel
- Literary representations of war and conflict
Peter Kline teaches writing at the University of San Francisco and with Stanford University's Master of Liberal Arts program.
A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he has also received residency fellowships from the Amy Clampitt House, James Merrill House, Marble House Project, Artsmith Orcas Island, and Kimmel Harding Nelson Foundation. His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Five Points, Poetry, Tin House, and many other journals, as well as the Best New Poets series, the Verse...
- Northwestern University, B.A.
- University of Virginia, M.F.A.
- Stanford University, Wallace Stegner Fellowship
Sara Marinelli grew up in Italy, where she received her PhD in Literatures in English from the University of Rome, "La Sapienza." After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at UC Santa Cruz in 2007, Professor Marinelli decided to make the Bay Area her home. In 2013, she completed an MFA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. Her main academic interests are women's writing and post-colonial literature and theory. She is also a fiction writer and a translator, and has experimented...
- PhD, Literatures in English, University of Rome
- MFA, Creative Writing, San Francisco State University
Natacha is an award-winning storyteller, media producer, and educator. She strives to use text, film, sound, and live performance to deepen our understanding of the world we live in and foster action.
Her documentary work has appeared at the MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as on National Geographic, NBC NY, and Link TV. Her radio work has appeared on public radio affiliates nationally and locally. She is currently the showrunner for Adonde Media’s acclaimed Duolingo...
Pat Schwieterman earned BS degrees in Environmental Science and Plant Science at UC Riverside, and MA and PhD degrees in medieval English literature at UC Berkeley. At USF, he has taught courses on Middle English literature, children's literature, science fiction, and the Arthurian legend. His research focuses on the use of supernatural beings in constructions of cultural and political identity in medieval Britain. Other interests include medieval Wales, Old Icelandic and Old French, and the...
- UC Berkeley, PhD
- UC Berkeley, MA
- UC Riverside, BS
Tanya Žilinskas' stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Southern Humanities Review, Shenandoah, Puerto del Sol, The Florida Review, Porter House Review, Meetinghouse, and elsewhere. Her work has received support from the Napa Valley Writers Conference, Writing By Writers, and the Center for Cultural Innovation. She is working on a novel about internet conspiracies in the aughts and a linked story collection set in a surreal version of Marin County.
- University of San Francisco, MFA in Writing
- UC Santa Barbara, BA in Art History
Alan Heineman taught Introduction to Literary Studies; Period Course (19th and 20th Century American Lit); Special Topics in Literature (Faulkner); Honors in Humanities Seminar. He has written a textbook, Writing Term Papers (with Hulon Willis) (Harcourt Brace), which went into three editions. He’s also published scholarly articles and reviews of contemporary fiction. He has been Senior Editor of the San Francisco Review of Books, and written more than 100 articles, columns, and reviews of...
Patricia Liggins Hill earned her PhD in English from Stanford. She is the general editor of the groundbreaking anthology, Call & Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition. She has also published articles on Etheridge Knight and Francis Watkins Harper. She teaches African American Literature and curates student involvement in the African American Art and Culture Complex in San Francisco.
- PhD, Stanford University
- African American Literature