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Department of English
University of Mississippi

MFA in Creative Writing Students

Oluwatoyosi Jeremiah (O-Jeremiah) Agbaakin

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

Hussain Ahmed

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Areas of Interest: Poetry

Di Bei

B.S. Biology, Randolph College, VA
Areas of Interest: meta

Ellie Black

B.A., Hendrix College
Areas of Interest: Poetry, the South, queer and feminist literature, pop culture, film studies, and media and digital studies

Colin Brightwell

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

David James Gambino

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.

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

Vinh Hoang

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

Victoria Hulbert

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

Teagan KesslerTeagan Kessler

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

Marina Leigh

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


Christopher Morris

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

Gabriel Mundo

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

Joanna Ng

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

Noel Quiñones

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

Alida Pamela Reyes

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