Dr. Tiffany Austin received the BA in English from Spelman College, MFA in creative writing from Chicago State University, JD from Northeastern University School of Law, and PhD in English from Saint Louis University. Her teaching and research interests include African Diaspora literature; including African, African American, Caribbean, and Afro-Latin American literature; Comparative literature; critical theory and gender studies. Tiffany Austin has published poetry in Callaloo, Obsidian III, Coloring Book: An Anthology of Poetry and Fiction by Multicultural Writers, and Warpland, and her poetry chapbook Étude was recently published. She has an upcoming essay titled “‘Nothing but Onions and Peppermint’: Blues Women’s Bodies in Two Works of Gayl Jones and Luz Argentina Chiriboga” to be published in CLA Journal. She was selected to attend the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and Bridgewater International Poetry Festival. She also has received the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Scholarship to attend a summer workshop at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, a residency fellowship at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award in Chicago, IL.
College Writing I; College Writing II; Caribbean literature; Women’s literature; Literary Criticism