Full-time Faculty

Associate Professor, LTAC Director, Writing

Susan Bernofsky’s literary translations include six works of fiction by the great Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser, as well as novels and poetry by Jenny Erpenbeck, Yoko Tawada, Gregor von Rezzori, Uljana Wolf and others. full profile 

Chair, Associate Professor, Writing

Timothy Donnelly is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove, 2003) and The Cloud Corporation (Wave, 2010), for which he received the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. With John Ashbery and Geoffrey G. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice , Writing

Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic. She has been a staff writer for The New York Times and Newsweek; her reviews and essays have appeared in New York Magazine, Grand Street, Vogue, Harper’s and many other publications. full profile 

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Writing

Heidi Julavits is the editor, with Sheila Heti and Leanne Shapton, of Women in Clothes (Blue Rider 2014). Her most recent novel is The Vanishers. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Writing

Lasky is the author of five books of poetry, the forthcoming Milk (Wave Books), as well as ROME (W.W. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Sam Lipsyte's most recent book is The Fun Parts. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Writing

Deborah Paredez is a poet and scholar who received her PhD from Northwestern University.  She is the author of the poetry collection, This Side of Skin (Wings Press 2002), and the critical study, Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Per full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Director of Pedagogy, Writing

Alan Ziegler’s most recent books are Short: An International Anthology of 500 Years of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose Forms(editor); Love at First Sight: An Alan Ziegler Reader; and The Writing Workshop Note Book. full profile 

Adjunct Faculty: Spring 2017

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Alex Abramovich is the author of Cinderella Story: Notes on Contemporary Culture (2002) and Bullies: A Friendship (2016). He's currently at work on a history of rock and roll.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Jon Cotner is the author, with Andy Fitch, of Ten Walks/Two Talks (Ugly Duckling) and Conversations over Stolen Food (forthcoming from 1913 Press). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Rebecca Curtis received a BA from Pomona College, an MA in English from New York University, and an MFA from Syracuse University. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Annie DeWitt it a novelist, short story writer and essayist. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Ru Freeman’s creative and political writing has appeared internationally. She is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2009) and On Sal Mal Lane (Graywolf, 2013), a New York Times Editor's Choice Book. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Emily Gould is the author of Friendship and And The Heart Says Whatever. With Ruth Curry, she runs Emily Books, an imprint of Coffee House Press that is also an online feminist bookstore. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Sam Graham-Felsen is the author of Green, a novel forthcoming from Random House. His nonfiction writing has appeared in The Nation, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, the Guardian, Mother Jones, and elsewhere. He was the chief blogger on Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Elizabeth Greenwood is the author of the nonfiction book Playing Dead: A Journey through the World of Death Fraud, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in Summer 2016.  Her essays, profiles, and criticism have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The Believer, The New Inquiry, Poets & full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Elianna Kan is a translator, writer, and editor. She began her publishing career at Picador and as Senior Editor of The American Reader where she edited literature in translation. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Porochista Khakpour is the author of the forthcoming memoir Sick (Harper Perennial), and the novels The Last Illusion (Bloomsbury, 2014)—a 2014 "Best Book of the Year" according to NPR, Kirkus, Buzzfeed, Popmatters, Electric Literature, and more — and Sons and Other Flammable Objects (Grove, 2007)—t full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Alexandra Kleeman is the author of the novel You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine (2015) and story collection Intimations (2016), both from Harper. Her fiction and essays have been published in the Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, Conjunctions, T full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Carey McHugh‘s poems have appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast and Tin House, among others. Her chapbook Original Instructions for the Perfect Preservation of Birds &c. was selected by Ray Armantrout for the Poetry Society of America’s 2008 New York Chapbook Fellowship. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Camille Rankine is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants. She is the author of Incorrect Merciful Impulses, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2016, and the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America's 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Kent Russell is a writer from Miami. His writing has appeared in Harper's, The New Republic, GQ, the New York Times Magazine, ESPN the Magazine, n+1, Tin House, and other publications. He is working on books about pilgrimage and Florida, respectively. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Creative Writing

Kate Zambreno is the author of two novels, O Fallen Angel (Chiasmus Press), and Green Girl (Harper Perennial).  She is also the author of two works of innovative nonfiction, Heroines (Semiotexte's Active Agents) and Book of Mutter (forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press in 2015).  Kate full profile