Roy, Jessie

Teaching Assistant-Doctoral
English

Plan: Creative Writing, PhD - Fiction

Achieved Degree(s):
MFA in Creative Writing - Fiction, Syracuse University 2013
BA with Highest Honors in Creative Writing / Ancient Civilizations & Biblical Studies, University of Michigan 2010.

Selected Publication(s):
Short Fiction: "The Lamentations" - American Literary Review, Fall 2019.

Interests:
Academically: queer, feminist, and cultural theory; transnational fiction; contemporary creative nonfiction; embodiment and the everyday; exile and diaspora studies; translation. Creatively: sewing, weddings, how we eat, what we wear, queerness and place, bodies, names & naming.

Academic Award(s):
English Department Fiction Prize, UWM (2019)
Thomas J. Bontly Fiction Award, UWM (2019)
James A. Sappenfield Fellowship, UWM (2019)
Finalist for the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowship, University of Wisconsin (2019)
UWM Program Nominee, Intro Journals Project, Association of Writing Programs (2018)
Finalist for the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing, Bucknell University (2017) Creative Writing Summer Fellowship, Syracuse University (2013)
Cornelia Carhart Ward Fellowship, Syracuse University (2010-2011)
Three consecutive Hopwood Awards, University of Michigan (2008-2010)

Conference Presentation(s):
"Who's That Woman?: Reconstructing Follies" - Backward Glances 2019, Northwestern University

Teaching Experience:
Introduction to College Writing (101)
College Writing and Research (102)
Introduction to Creative Writing (233).

Professional Website: https://jessie-roy.com