Sarah A. Chavez

Sarah ChavezRank
Visiting Assistant Professor

Educational Background
PhD, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2014
MA, Ball State University, 2007
BA, California State University Fresno, 2003

Interests and Specialization
20th-21st century Ethnic American literature with a particular emphasis in Chican@/Latin@ and Native American culture and literature; 20th – 21st century American poetry; Queer Theory and Literature; performance of race/ethnicity and gender/sexuality; issues of the body; representations of the working class

Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of two collections of poetry, All Day, Talking (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), a selection of which won the Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship (2013), and Hands That Break & Scar (Sundress Publications, 2017). Her manuscript, This, Like So Much, was an Honorable Mention for the 2013 Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Contest and she was named one of the 2016 Top Ten “New” Latino Authors to Watch (and Read) by Her work can be found or is forthcoming in the anthologies Political Punch: The Politics of Identity, Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzalduan Borderlands, and Bared: An Anthology on Bras and Breasts, as well as the journals Brevity, North American Review, Fourth River, Acentos Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and The Boiler Journal, among others. She not only teaches creative writing, literature, and composition classes, but also serves as the coordinator of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series and is a proud member of the Macondo Writers Workshop.