Curriculum Vitae

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-PhD in English-Creative Writing, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2019-Present
-PhD in English-Creative Writing, SUNY Binghamton, 2018-2019
-MFA in Writing, SAIC, 2006
-BA in English-Creative Writing, Miami University, 1999

Teaching Experience
-TA, Dept. of English, SUNY Binghamton, 2018-2019
-Writing Coach, Open Books Ltd., Chicago, IL, 2017
-TA, Dept. of Art History, Theory and Criticism, SAIC, 2006

Editorial Experience
-Staff Reader: Harpur Palate (2018-2019), Pithead Chapel (2017), Midwestern Gothic (2015-2017), Kore Press (2014-2015)
-Sole Proprietor, Contract Writer and Editor, BookIvy Word Studio, 2013-2017
Freelance Writer, 2006-2008

Administrative Experience
-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

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

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

Group Exhibitions and Readings
-Woman Made Gallery, “Building Blocks and Elements,” Chicago, IL (Reader), 2019
-The Splat Flats, “Lumbart,” Chicago, IL (Reader), 2007

-Betty Rhymer Gallery, “If the Shoe Fits…,” Chicago, IL (Artist’s Book), 2006

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

Conference Presentations
-“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
-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

Professional Activities
-Juror, Documentary Features, Blow-Up International Film Festival, 2018
-Events Committee, Independent Film Project Chicago, 2007

-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