Photo by Phil Dembiski

Photo by Phil Dembiski

Below you’ll find three versions of my bio. Please feel free to use/edit as you see fit. Do let me know if you’d like more, or different information.

Curriculum Vitae

300 words

Ames Hawkins is a transgenre writer and the author of These are Love(d) Letters, a genre-bending visual memoir and work of literary nonfiction that explores the questions: What inspires a person to write a love letter? What inspires a person to save a love letter even when the love has shifted or left? And what does it mean when a person uses someone else’s love letters as a place from which to create their own sense of self? Their recent work makes contributions to the larger conversations regarding multimodal composing, socially engaged practice, collaboration, queer literary nonfiction, and creative process as research methodology. Hawkins’s work appears across a range of academic and literary publications—both print and online—such as Pre/Text, Constellations, Palaver Journal, enculturation, Slag Glass City, The Feminist WireThe Rumpus, and Water~Stone Review. She served as contributor, curator, and co-editor of the Lambda Literary Foundations 25th Anniversary eBook Collection, 25 for 25: An Anthology of Works by 25 Outstanding Contemporary Authors and Those They Inspired. Hawkins is also exploring the scholarly and pedagogical affordances of soundwriting, podcasting, and digital spoken dialogue in the classroom and as co-host and co-producer of the scholarly podcast Masters of Text (mastersoftext.com). Hawkins is a Professor of English and Creative Writing, and the Associate Provost for Faculty Research and Development at Columbia College Chicago. Find out more at http://www.ameshawkins.com.

200 words

Ames Hawkins is a transgenre writer and the author of These are Love(d) Letters, a genre-bending visual memoir and work of literary nonfiction that explores the questions: What inspires a person to write a love letter? What inspires a person to save a love letter even when the love has shifted or left? And what does it mean when a person uses someone else’s love letters as a place from which to create their own sense of self? Their work appears in a number of edited volumes, and across a range of academic and literary publications—both print and online—such as Pre/Text, Constellations, Palaver Journal, enculturation, Slag Glass City, The Feminist WireThe Rumpus, and Water~Stone Review. A Professor of English and Creative Writing, and the Associate Provost for Faculty Research and Development at Columbia College Chicago, Hawkins also co-hosted and co-producted the scholarly podcast Masters of Text (mastersoftext.com). Find out more at http://www.ameshawkins.com.

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Ames Hawkins is the author of the trans genre work of literary nonfiction, These are Love(d) Letters. A Professor of English and Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, Hawkins teaches and co-teaches courses in First Year Writing, Cultural Studies, and Literature. Find out more at  http://www.ameshawkins.com.