Kristina Quynn



B.A. English, University of Colorado-Boulder; M.A. History, Montana State University; PhD English, Michigan State University.

Prior to coming to CSU in 2012, I was visiting assistant professor at Alma College, where I taught courses in the Post-1945 British Novel, Modern & Contemporary Irish Fiction, Posthumanism in Literature, Introduction to Feminism & Gender Studies, and College Composition. My research considers how modern and contemporary (im)migrant women writers and filmmakers play with form to represent mobile feminine subjects—configurations of the feminine that refuse to stay in place or on point. I have published in collections on Modern & Contemporary Drama, Irish Women's Writing, as well as in the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association and The Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. I am co-editor of Reading and Writing Experimental Texts: Critical Innovations an essay collection that explores modes of performative or creative criticism to address the idiosyncrasies of working with experimental texts and writing practices (forthcoming Palgrave Press).

Since coming to CSU, I have become increasingly interested in academic writing best practices and in institutional support for faculty and graduate students who work on long-term writing projects. I am the Founding Director of CSU Writes, a campus-wide program that organizes and fosters writing groups to support faculty, graduate student, undergraduate, and staff writers who write for publication or degree completion.


  • E340: Literature & Film, The (Inter)National Stages of Irish Cinema

  • E332: Modern Women Writers

  • E277: British Literature II

  • CO150: College Composition

  • CO300: Writing Arguments