New Faculty: NoViolet Bulawayo

NoViolet Bulawayo,

Assistant Professor, Literatures in English

Academic focus:

Creative writing 

Current research project: 

I’m working on a novel.

Previous positions:

  • Writing Fellow, The Wissenschaftkolleg zu Berlin, Germany, 2022-2023
  • Writing Fellow, The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 2020
  • Writing Fellow, The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2019
  • Lecturer, Creative Writing Program, Stanford University, 2014-2018
  • Lecturer, Department of English, Cornell University, 2010-2012

Academic background:

  • M.F.A., English language and literature, Cornell University, 2010
  • M.A., English, Southern Methodist University, 2007
  • B.A., English, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2005 

Last book read:

“Dear Memory” by Victoria Chang 

In your own time/when not working:

Travel, exploring nature, cooking

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

The writing workshop 

What most excites you about Cornell:

Being part of a vibrant learning community, brilliant colleagues, inspiring students and Ithaca’s beautiful scenery

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