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Department of English
University of Mississippi

MFA in Creative Writing Students

Oluwatoyosi Jeremiah (O-Jeremiah) Agbaakin
he/him/his

LL.B., University of Ibadan
Areas of Interest: Poetry, African and African American Literature, World Literature, Historical Linguistics, Gender studies, Art History
ojagbaak@go.olemiss.edu


Hussain Ahmed
he/him/his

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Areas of Interest: Poetry
hahmed1@go.olemiss.edu


Di Bei

B.S. Biology, Randolph College, VA
Areas of Interest: meta
dbei@go.olemiss.edu


Ellie Black
she/her/hers

B.A., Hendrix College
Areas of Interest: Poetry, the South, queer and feminist literature, pop culture, film studies, and media and digital studies
ellieblack.com
ekblack@go.olemiss.edu


Colin Brightwell
he/him/his

B.A., English, University of Missouri – Kansas City
Areas of Interest: Areas of Interest: Crime Fiction, Grit Lit, Noir, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Folklore, 19th\20th Century American Literature, Irish Literature, Japanese Literature, the American Civil War, Music Journalism
crbright@go.olemiss.edu


David James Gambino
he/him/his

M.A., English, University of Alabama in Huntsville
B.A., English, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Areas of Interest: Interests include contemporary literary fiction, creative nonfiction, food writing, and writing by military veterans.

djgambin@go.olemiss.edu


Marina Greenfeld

B.A., UNC Chapel Hill, English and Slavic Languages and Cultures
Areas of Interest: Interests include poetry, southern literature and cultures, docupoetics and poetics of labor, folklore, Jewish studies, Slavic studies, linguistics, theatre and performance, puppets

mhgreenf@go.olemiss.edu


Vinh Hoang
he/him

B.A., Creative Writing, University of Houston
Areas of Interest: Contemporary American Fiction, Short story writing, Novel writing, Screenwriting, Filmmaking

vhoang@go.olemiss.edu


Victoria Hulbert
she/her/hers

B.A., Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College
Areas of Interest: Literary fiction, Popular Culture and Media Studies, Cyberfeminism, and Internet Studies

vjhulber@go.olemiss.edu


Teagan KesslerTeagan Kessler
she/her/hers

B.A., St. Bonaventure
Areas of Interest: crime fiction, the novel, anything that can educate or surprise me

tkessle1@go.olemiss.edu


Marina Leigh
she/her/hers

Grisham Scholar
B.A., The University of Nevada, Reno
Areas of Interest: Creative writing with an emphasis in poetry
mrleigh@go.olemiss.edu

 


Christopher Morris
he/him/his

B.A., English and History, Eastern Connecticut State University
Areas of Interest: childhood studies, trauma studies, crime fiction, coming-of-age stories, stream-of-consciousness narration, young adult versus adult fiction, and the novel

cjmorri2@go.olemiss.edu


Gabriel Mundo
he/him/his

B.A., English and Writing, Carroll University
Areas of Interest: poerty

gmundo@go.olemiss.edu


Joanna Ng
she/her/hers

M.A., English, University of California, Davis
B.A., English, University of California, Davis
Areas of Interest: Areas of interest include Asian American literature, environmental literature, fairy tales and folklore

jng@go.olemiss.edu


Noel Quiñones
he/him/his

B.A., English Literature/Education, Swarthmore College
Areas of Interest: Poetry, Community Arts Organizing, Secondary Education, Service Learning, Puerto Rican History, Latinx Literature, Young Adult Fiction, Comic Books, and Film/Screenwriting

nquinone@go.olemiss.edu


Alida Pamela Reyes
she/her/ella

B.A., History and English, Cedar Crest College, Allentown PA
Research interests include: Pan-African Literature, Queer Theory, Afro-futurism, Woman and Gender studies

apreyes@go.olemiss.edu


Kimberly Ridley

B.A., Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

kjridley@go.olemiss.edu