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Courtney Kersten
  • Title
    • Teaching Fellow
    • Doctoral Candidate
  • Division Graduate Studies Division
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Creative Writing Program
  • Affiliations Creative Writing Program, Feminist Studies Department
  • Phone
    831-459-4778
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 234
  • Office Hours E-mail for Zoom appointment.
  • Mail Stop Literature Department

Research Interests

Creative Writing (Nonfiction, Memoir, the Essay, Hybridity, Auto/Biography), Feminist Theory and Literature, American Indian Literature, Posthumanism, Animal Studies, Pedagogy

Honors, Awards and Grants

Idstrom Family Prize in Creative Writing, 2020

Southern Indiana Review's Mary C. Mohr Award in Nonfiction, 2019

THI Public Humanities Instructor 2019-2020

Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning Pedagogy Fellow, 2018

Bellingham Review's Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction, 2018

Writing in the Wild Fellowship 2016, University of Idaho

Great Basin Writing Residency 2016, Baker, Nevada

Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Award 2016, University of Idaho

Grace/Nixon Fellowship, 2013-2016, University of Idaho

Fulbright Fellowship; Riga, Latvia; 2010-2011

Pushcart Prize and AWP Intro Award Nominee

Selected Publications

Author of Daughter in Retrograde: A Memoir (University of Wisconsin Press, 2018). 

Essays in and forthcoming from Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, The Normal School, Brevity, The Masters Review, DIAGRAM, River Teeth, Hayden's Ferry Review, Sonora Review, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere.