Associate Professor


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Associate Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Literature, Creative Nonfiction
  • Department:

    • English
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. in English


Associate Professor. B.A., English with honors, University of Florida; M.A., Ph.D., English, Rice University.

Professor Thompson teaches courses in modern drama, literary criticism, and creative nonfiction. Identifying dually as both a literary critic and a creative nonfiction writer, she writes critically and creatively about, appropriately, the problem of identity. Her critical essays, focusing on racial, gender, and sexual identity in the United States, have appeared in a variety of journals and essay collections, including African American Review, College Literature, Theatre Journal, MELUS, and Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature. Her creative nonfiction credits include Alligator Juniper, Fourth Genre, The Missouri Review, Calyx, The Iowa Review, Western Humanities Review, The Florida Review, and Creative Nonfiction. She is the winner of the 2008 Missouri Review Editor s Prize in the creative nonfiction category and the 2009 Iowa Review Editor s Prize, nonfiction division. She was recently awarded a Pushcart Prize.