Visiting Fulbright Nehru Senior Scholar
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Offered the courses: “Film Theory: Melodrama and Film Noir” and “Comedy! From Sitcom to Standup.”
*Member, National Selection Committee for 2016-17 Fulbright Fellowships
Assistant Professor of English
American University of Afghanistan
Created curriculum for a newly developing department including composition, Academic Writing, film studies, and creative writing courses; participated in the Faculty Senate and student clubs including the debate team; worked with students to understand and apply interdisciplinary approaches to research topics.
*Member, American University of Afghanistan Faculty Senate
Instructor, Composition and Creative Writing
American University of Beirut
Subjects taught include: Academic English, Advanced Academic English and Creative Writing. Also, composition courses focused on “writing across the disciplines.” Specific skill sets were designed to enable students to write argumentative, comparative, analysis, and synthesis papers on subjects from city planning to fine arts.
MFA Graduate Student Teaching Assistant
The New School for General Studies, New York, New York
Provided breakout sections for undergraduate Honors students in the Riggio Writing and Democracy Program and offered support for Creative Writing undergraduate students in the workshop.
Visiting Fulbright Lecturer
University of Mumbai and University of North Bengal, India
Presented the course, “In Extremis: Literature and Human Rights” at two major institutions in India, and provided public lectures on “Contemporary Transnational Writing,” as well as lectures on Susan Sontag and Joan Didion.
Peace Corps Bangladesh, Jhenidah, Bangladesh
Provided classes to NGO staffs with particular emphasis on disability issues, gender parity in education, and environmental concerns including arsenic contamination. Also worked with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to provide classes in English grammar.
The Writer’s Voice, New York, New York
Creative writing workshops
New College of San Francisco, California
Creative writing (fiction) workshop and thesis advisor.
University of San Francisco
Creative writing workshops, film theory, and modernist literature.
Provided the Mellon Lecture, “The Sacred and Profane in the Work of Jerome Caja”
AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS
Fulbright Nehru, Visiting Senior Scholar, IIT Kanpur, India
National Board of Directors, The Jerome Project
Millay Colony writer in residence
Ucross writer in residence
Yaddo writer in residence
Fulbright Lecturer, India
Caldera writer in residence
Vogelstein Foundation Grant
MacDowell Colony writer in residence
Edward Albee Foundation writer in residence
Villa Montalvo writer in residence
Norton Family Foundation Grant
Academy of American Poets Award