I am an instructor at Florida State University with past tutoring and fundraising experience for several youth creative arts organizations, including 826 Seattle, Open Books Chicago, the Ann Arbor YMCA, and The Ann Arbor Neutral Zone. Additionally, I was a 2019 and 2020 Adroit Journal Summer Mentor in fiction.
At FSU, I have taught introductory composition courses as well as upper-level courses in fiction technique and the short story. My pedagogical interests include radical revision processes, journal and magazine publishing, and challenging traditional structures in academic writing. In Fall 2020, I will also serve as the faculty adviser for Florida State University’s undergraduate literary journal, the Kudzu Review.
My academic interests include Armenian diasporic literature, displacement narratives, climate change narratives, hybrid forms, and the industry of literary magazines.
Here’s a link to my full academic CV.