Education

university of cincinnati, PHD (CREATIVE WRITING + ENGLISH LITERATURE) (EXPECTED, 2022)

Indiana University, Bloomington, MFA (Poetry) (2018)

Middlebury College, French Culture + Civilization, MA (2011)

  •  L'université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris, France (2010-2011)

University of California, Riverside,Creative Nonfiction, BA        + Languages (French + Portuguese) BA (2008)

  • Associação de Cultura Brasil Estados Unidos, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil  (Fall, 2005-Winter, 2006)                Afro-Brazilian Studies & Portuguese                       
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Spring, 2006-Fall, 2006)        Humanities & Portuguese  

head royce school + the Oxbow School, high school diploma (2003)

Additional Writing Courses:

  • San Francisco Writers Grotto, Creative Nonfiction, Spring, 2014
  • Stanford University, Creative Nonfiction, Winter, 2013

Teaching Experience

Indiana University, Bloomington, 2015-present

Spring, 2018

  • Course:
    • English W203: Poetry and the Archives of Empathy

Fall, 2017, Spring, 2016, + Fall, 2015

  • Course:
    • English W103: Introduction to Creative Writing

Youth Speaks, San Francisco, California, 2012

  • Workshop:
    • Queeriosity        

L'Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, Auvergne, France, 2009-2010

Fall, 2009 + Spring, 2010

  • Courses:
    • Business English
    • Scientific English
    • English as a Foreign Language 

Le Collège et Le Lycée Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, Auvergne, France, 2008-2009

Fall, 2008 + Spring, 2009

  • Course:
    • Conversational English

editing experience

  • Freelance proofreading and copyediting literary and academic texts                                              
  • Literary translation (French > English)                                                                                      

Languages:

  • Fluent English
  • Fluent French
  • Fluent  Krio

residencies and fellowships:

·         Vermont Studio Center Residency, 2018  (declined)

·         Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop Fellow (Poetry), University of West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, 2017

 ·        Indiana University Writers Conference, Don Belton Memorial Scholarship Recipient, 2016                                            

Honors and Awards:

· Woke Africa’s Choice: 21 Best African Writers of the New Generation, Woke Africa Magazine, 2018

· Brittle Paper Literary Award in Poetry Finalist, 2017

· Brunel International African Poetry Prize Finalist, 2017

· National Book Critics Circle Emerging Critics Fellow, 2017

· English Department Travel Award Recipient, Indiana University, 2017

· College of Arts & Humanities Travel Award Recipient, Indiana University, 2017

· Don Belton Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Indiana University Writers Conference, 2016

· Louise McNutt Fellowship Recipient, Indiana University, 2015-2016

· Middlebury College French Graduate Studies Grant Recipient, 2010-2011

· J Allen Tyler MA’ 56 French Graduate Studies Scholarship Recipient, 2010