People

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Stephanie Krzywonos

Title/Position
MFA Nonfiction Graduate Student
Brooks Landon

Brooks Landon

Title/Position
Professor
Brooks Landon is the Interim Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program. A member of the University of Iowa English Department since 1978, he served as DEO (1999-2005) and Director General Education Literature (2006-2013).
Kathy Lavezzo

Kathy Lavezzo

Title/Position
Professor
I teach courses in Critical Race Theory, Arthurian Romance, premodern images of Jews and Muslims, The Book of Margery Kempe, the Pearl-poet, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and other topics pertaining to the middle ages and theories of identity formation.
Paige Lewis

Paige Lewis

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Paige Lewis is author of the poetry collection Space Struck (Sarabande Books, 2019) and co-editor of Last Call: Poems on Addiction and Recovery (Sarabande Books, 2023).
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Allana Lopez

Title/Position
PhD Graduate Student
Bryn Lovitt

Bryn Lovitt

Title/Position
Visiting Assistant Professor
Bryn Lovitt is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, from where she holds both a BA in English and Creative Writing and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing.
Tianyu (Matt) Ma

Tianyu (Matt) Ma

Title/Position
PhD Graduate Candidate
Kimberly Maher

Kimberly Maher

Title/Position
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Teresa Mangum

Teresa Mangum

Title/Position
Professor
Teresa Mangum is a professor in GWSS and the Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. Her research and teaching focus on the ways literature and art, especially in nineteenth-century Britain, shaped readers’ understanding of women, of late life, and of connections between humans and other animals.
Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez

Title/Position
PhD Graduate Candidate
Maddie Matsubara

Maddie Matsubara

Title/Position
PhD Graduate Student
Amanda McAllister

Amanda McAllister

Title/Position
Administrative Services Coordinator - Shared Services - CLAS
Nancy McCallister

Nancy McCallister

Title/Position
HR Coordinator
Catherine McCourt

Catherine McCourt

Title/Position
MA Graduate Student
Maddison McGann

Maddison McGann

Title/Position
PhD Graduate Candidate
Maddison McGann is an English Ph.D. candidate who works on 19th-century British literature, environmental humanities, narrative theory, and the novel. Her other areas of interest include Victorian reviewing and print culture.
Christopher Merrill

Christopher Merill

Christopher Merrill has published six collections of poetry, including Watch Fire, for which he received the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; many edited volumes and books of translations; and five works of nonfiction, among them, Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars and Things of the Hidden God: Journey to the Holy Mountain.
Sarah Minor

Sarah Minor

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Dr. Sarah Minor received BUILD Certification through the office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. At Iowa, she teaches graduate courses like “History of the Essay,” “The Krause Essay Prize Seminar,” and “Essay Writing Workshop,” and undergraduate courses like “Honors Seminar in Creative Nonfiction,” “Nonfiction Writing Workshop,” and the special topics course “Writing Across Gender: The Literary Shed.”
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Thomas Mira Y Lopez

Title/Position
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Alyssah Morrison

Title/Position
MFA Nonfiction Graduate Student
Grace Morse

Grace Morse

Title/Position
MFA Nonfiction Graduate Student
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Darryl Moton

Title/Position
PhD Graduate Candidate
David  Munn Carstensen

David Munn Carstensen

Title/Position
PhD Graduate Student
David Munn Carstensen

David Munn Carstensen

Title/Position
PhD Graduate Student
Logan Naylor

Logan Naylor

Title/Position
MFA Nonfiction Graduate Student