Joanna Findlay, M.A.


Curriculum Vitae


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Fall 2010: ENGL393 ENGL398C
Spring 2010: ENGL398C ENGL393

Fall 2009: ENGL398C


Spring 2009:
Fall 2008: ENGL 393
Spring 2008:
Fall 2007: ENGL 393

Joanna Findlay began her studies at Aberdeen University in her native Scotland. She took part in a student exchange to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and decided to finish her studies in the United States. She received her BA in English and her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in Modern Scottish Literature and the Postcolonial Novels of Africa, India, and Britain, also from the same institution. As well as teaching for the Professional Writing Program, Joanna also teaches at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and has taught classes at George Washington University and the University of Nebraska, as well as online courses in Native American Literature and African Postcolonialism for American Military University. Her research interests include minority literatures and cultural studies, and she has presented papers at numerous conferences, including the Scottish Graduate Conference on Scottish Literature at Strathclyde University, and the Missouri Valley History Conference.

In addition to teaching and studying, Joanna also regularly reviews books in the field of Scottish literature and South Asian literature for Choice Magazine. She is also at work on her first novel about growing-up in a small Scottish mining village. She has published stories in Laurus and Plains Song Review, as well as contributing an article to the Maryland Online Encyclopedia. [Rev. 10/2008]