With student contributors to  The Gifts of the State  at Darul Aman Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2013 Photograph by Paul Revere

With student contributors to The Gifts of the State at Darul Aman Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2013
Photograph by Paul Revere

2015-16
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

2010-13    
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

2009-10     
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.  

2008-09    
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.

2007-08    
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.  

2003-04    
English Teacher  
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.

1997-98
The Writer’s Voice, New York, New York            
Creative writing workshops

1995-97
New College of San Francisco, California            
Creative writing (fiction) workshop and thesis advisor.

1995-96
University of San Francisco                    
Creative writing workshops, film theory, and modernist literature.

1995
CalArts
Provided the Mellon Lecture, “The Sacred and Profane in the Work of Jerome Caja”


AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS

2015-16
Fulbright Nehru, Visiting Senior Scholar, IIT Kanpur, India        

2015
National Board of Directors, The Jerome Project

2014
Millay Colony writer in residence                       

2008
Ucross writer in residence                           

2008
Yaddo writer in residence                           

2006-07
Fulbright Lecturer, India                            

2003
Caldera writer in residence                           

2001
Vogelstein Foundation Grant                           

2000
MacDowell Colony writer in residence                       

1999
Edward Albee Foundation writer in residence                   

1997
Villa Montalvo writer in residence                       

1995
Norton Family Foundation Grant                        

1979
Academy of American Poets Award                        

 

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