Assistant Professor, Graduate School



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

Kristina Quynn holds a split position between the Graduate School and the Department of English. She is the founding Director of CSU Writes, a campus-wide program that supports faculty, graduate student, postdoc writers who write for publication, proposal submission, and/or degree completion.

She has taught courses on modern women writers, Irish drama and film, detective fiction, avant-garde fiction (& criticism), and writing arguments. She is the recipient of the CLA Curricular Innovation Award, 2018-19.

Her research in literary studies 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. Her work has been published in collections on Modern & Contemporary Drama, Irish Women's Writing, MLA Teaching Approaches as well as in such journals as Genre: Forms of Discourse & Culture and the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. She co-edited 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 (Palgrave Press 2017).



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

  • E332: Modern Women Writers

  • E277: British Literature II

  • CO150: College Composition

  • CO300: Writing Arguments