Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION
-PhD in English (Creative Writing-Poetry), University of Illinois at Chicago, 2019-Present (Expected Completion: Spring 2023)
-PhD in English (Creative Writing-Poetry), SUNY Binghamton, 2018-2019
-MFA in Writing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2006
-BA in English-Creative Writing, Miami University, 1999

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Introduction to the Writing of Poetry (ENGL 210), Instructor of Record, Dept. of English, UIC, Spring 2021
Academic Writing II: Writing within Your Major (ENGL 161), Instructor of Record, Dept. of English, UIC, Spring 2020
American Literature to 1920 (ENG 270), TA for Elizabeth Tucker, Dept. of English, SUNY Binghamton, Spring 2019
British Literature I (ENG 227), TA for Michael Sharp, Dept. of English, Dept. of English, SUNY Binghamton, Fall 2018
Advanced Writing of Creative Nonfiction (ENGL 492), Guest Lecturer (three classes) for Luis Urrea, Dept. of English, UIC, Spring 2018
-Poetry Writing Coach, Open Books Ltd., Chicago, IL, Summer 2017
Introduction to Film Analysis, TA for Patricia Erens, Dept. of Art History, Theory and Criticism, SAIC, Spring 2006

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE
-Staff Reader: Harpur Palate (2018-2019), Pithead Chapel (2017), Midwestern Gothic (2015-2017), Kore Press (2014-2015)
-Sole Proprietor, Contract and Freelance Writer and Editor, BookIvy Word Studio (clients include the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago and the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley), 2013-2017
Freelance Art Writer, 2006-2008

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
-Co-Director, Digital Humanities Initiative, Institute for the Humanities, UIC, July 2020-Present
-Center Coordinator, Theater and Performance Studies, University of Chicago, 2015-2016
-Executive Faculty Assistant, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, 2012-2013
-Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 2011-2012
-Project Coordinator, Andes-Amazon Initiative, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2008-2011
-Administrative Coordinator, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2010-2011
-Faculty Assistant, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2008-2010

PUBLICATIONS
Poetry
-Ghost, HeartWood Literary Magazine
-Grown Wild, HeartWood Literary Magazine
-Roots, The Muses’ Gallery, Fall 2020/Winter 2021
-Witness, MidAmerica, vol. XLVI, February 2020
Fun PunchAnti-Heroin Chic
Wasteland (for Antonina Tumkovsky)The Light Ekphrastic
MissedSPANK the CARP
Upon My 40th SpringGreen Hills Literary Lantern
Dear Little MedecomP magazinE
OctobersInk: Art, Poetry, and Prose

Collaborations and Anthologies
The Majesty of Trees: Poets & Artists Respond Root, Trunk, & Branch, Poetry Anthology, Highland Park Poetry, 2020.
Metal, Dennis Manarchy (photographer) and Carla Barger (writer), 2009.
Objet d’Art, Dennis Manarchy (photographer) and Carla Barger (writer), 2007.

Reviews, Criticism, Art Essays
ARTisSpectrum: The Chelsea Perspective Vol. 17 and Vol. 18
Miranda July Understand Me and You and Everyone We KnowF Newsmagazine
Mike Hoolboom’s Imitations of LifeF Newsmagazine
BLO Nightly News, Barbie Liberation OrganizationF Newsmagazine
At the Video Databank: Hester Scheurwater Videoworks, Volume OneF Newsmagazine
-Peter Greenaway in Conversation at the Chicago Humanities Festival, F Newsmagazine
Chicago International Film Festival: Bitter Dream and Apres VousF Newsmagazine
-Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival: Robot Boy and Gay by Dawn, F Newsmagazine

WORK IN COLLECTIONS
Objet d’Art. Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Donated 2007.

READINGS AND EXHIBITIONS
-The Poetry Salon, Featured Reader, Chicago, IL 2019
-Program for Writers Reading Series, UIC, Reader with Javier Zamora, Chicago, IL 2019
-Catherine Edelman Gallery, Reader, Chicago, IL 2019
-Woman Made Gallery, Reader, Chicago, IL 2019
-The Splat Flats Lumbart, Reader, Chicago, IL, 2007

-Betty Rhymer Gallery, Artist’s Book, Chicago, IL, 2006

DIGITAL HUMANITIES RESEARCH PROJECTS
Redacted: Suicide, Big Ag, and Climate Crisis / Elegy for the American Farmer, Principal Investigator, July 2020-Present
The Endo/Exo Writers Project: Computing Class in U.S. and U.K. Novels, 1880-1940, UIC Digital Humanities Initiative, Co-Investigators: Lennard Davis (UIC), Alexander Dunst (University of Paderborn, Germany), Hannah Huber (University of the South), Carla Barger (UIC), Travis Mandell (UIC), August 2019-Present

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
-“Two Dead Thrushes: Poems of Place and Degradation,Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Annual Symposium, Newberry Library, May 2021
-“Selected poems from the collection
Home / Sick,” Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Annual Symposium, Michigan State University, May 16-18, 2019
-“Transclass Poetry: Witness from the Liminal Space,” Writing by Degrees biannual conference, Binghamton University, SUNY, April 27, 2019

HONORS AND AWARDS
David Diamond Student Writing Prize, Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, 2019
-AWP Intro Journals Project nomination, SUNY Binghamton, 2018
-Wormfarm Institute Artist’s Residency, 2018
-Ink Jury Award Shortlist for “Octobers,” 2005
-Malcom Sedam Creative Writing Award for Poetry, Miami University, 1994

SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
-Diversity & Recruitment Committee, Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, 2020-Present
-Digital Scholarship Committee, UIC, 2020-Present
-Juror, Documentary Features, Blow-Up International Film Festival, 2018
-Events Committee, Independent Film Project Chicago, 2007

MEMBERSHIPS
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment 2020-Present
-International Society for Contemporary Legend Research 2019-Present
-Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature 2018-Present
-Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2003-Present
-Chicago Writers Association 2014-2018
-Chicago Women in Publishing 2014-2017
-Editorial Freelancers Association 2014-2017