Biography

10301422_10102739173715768_780132229100827063_nDr. Amy L. Washburn is Assistant Professor of English at Kingsborough Community College (CUNY) and Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Hunter College (CUNY). She teaches first-year composition, women’s literature, multi-ethnic American literature, Irish literature, queer literature, creative writing, feminist theory, and women’s history, among other courses. She received a M.A. in English from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2005 and a M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland in 2007. She received a Ph.D. from the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland in 2010. Her dissertation explored transatlantic connections in contemporary Black American and Northern Irish women’s political autobiography, 1960s-1990s. She is currently working on revising her dissertation for publication. In addition, she is co-editing an anthology True to H(e)ART, commemorating 40 years of writing and art about the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. Her poetry collection Crestview Tree Woman was recently published by Finishing Line Press. Her poem “Enjera” is forthcoming from Sinister Wisdom, her article “The Pen of the Panther: Barriers and Freedom in the Prison Poetry of Ericka Huggins” is forthcoming from Journal for the Study of Radicalism, and her article “Bloody Writing: Troubling History, Rewriting Herstory in Margaretta D’Arcy’s Tell Them Everything” is forthcoming from Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.