Vitae

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Christina M. Colvin, Ph.D.
Curriculum Vitae (July 2017)

EDUCATION
2014   Ph.D. in English Literature, Emory University
Dissertation: Uneasy Animals: Encountering Nonhuman Difference in American Literature, 1896-present
Dissertation committee: Drs. Walter Kalaidjian (chair), Cynthia Willett, John Johnston, and Monique Allewaert

2012   M.A. in English Literature, Emory University

2008   B.A. magna cum laude in English/Creative Writing, University of West Florida

EMPLOYMENT
Current Position
2016- Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology

Previous Positions
2014-2016   Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English and Writing Program, Emory University
2013-2014   Digital Projects Fellow, Humanities Team, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
2010-2012   Instructor, Department of English, Emory University

BOOK PROJECTS
The Disorder of Species: Animals in the American Anthropocene (manuscript in progress)

PUBLICATIONS
Peer-Reviewed
Colvin, Christina M. “Composite Creatures: Marianne Moore’s Zoo-logic.” Forthcoming in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

Colvin, Christina M. “Freeze-Drying Fido: The Uncanny Aesthetics of Modern Taxidermy.” Mourning Animals: Rituals and Practices Surrounding Animal Death. Ed. Margo DeMello. Michigan State UP, 2016. 65-71.

Colvin, Christina M. “Bass Pro Shops, Environmental Thought, and the Anima(l)tronic Dead.” Evental Aesthetics 4.2 (2015): 105-15.

Marino, Lori, and Christina M. Colvin. “Thinking Pigs: A Comparative Review of Cognition, Emotion, and Personality in Sus Domesticus.” International Journal of Comparative Psychology 28 (2015): 11 June 2015.
(The above article received press coverage at media outlets such as The Huffington Post, Discovery News, and Psychology Today)

Colvin, Christina M. “‘His Guts Are All out of Him’: Faulkner’s Eruptive Animals.” Journal of Modern Literature 38.1 (Fall 2014): 94-106.

Public Scholarship and Blogs
Marino, Lori and Christina M. Colvin. Thinking Chickens: A Review of Cognition, Emotion, and Behavior in the Domestic Chicken. White Paper. Watkins Glen, NY: Farm Sanctuary, 2017. Web.

Colvin, Christina M. “The Texts of Tech: Students Transform Public Science.” TECHStyle: A forum for multimodal pedagogy and research by the Brittain Fellows at Georgia Tech. Georgia Institute of Technology. 2016. Web.

Colvin, Christina M., and Lori Marino. “Signs of Intelligent Life: Pigs Possess Complex Ethological Traits Similar to Dogs and Chimpanzees.” Natural History Oct. 2015: 20-26. Print.

Colvin, Christina M. “The Kindred of the Wild.” Cool @ Hoole. The University of Alabama Hoole Library. 2014. Web.

Colvin, Christina M. “Animals in the Archive.” Woodruff Library Blog. Emory University Woodruff Library. 2013. Web.

DIGITAL PROJECTS
Digital Exhibition
The Artists’ Books Showcase (2013-2014). Project Manager, Omeka Website Designer, Content Editor and Producer.

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2016-2017 Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology
2017 Research Support Grant in Creating Sustainable Communities, Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, Georgia Tech
2016 “Thank a Teacher” Certificate, Center for Teaching and Learning, Georgia Tech
2015 Community Engaged Learning Program course support grant, Emory University
2015 Center for Faculty Development and Excellence course support grant, Emory University
2013-2014   Robert W. Woodruff Library Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Emory University
2013-2014   Anne and Bill Newton Fellowship in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University (declined)
2014   Research Travel Grant, Laney Graduate School
2014   Travel Award, Modern Language Association
2013   Travel Award, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
2008-2013   Full Graduate Fellowship, Emory University
2010-2013   Conference Travel Grants, Laney Graduate School (awarded five grants total)
2012-2013   Piedmont Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity Fellowship in Sustainability, Teaching, and Curriculum, Emory University
2009   LT Omar Selland Scholarship Award, Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America
2007   Anna Johnston Scholarship Award, Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
Invited Talks
2017   Plenary Discussant. “I Am Not an Animal!”: The Signature Cry of Our Species Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia
2013   “Rachel Poliquin’s The Breathless Zoo: A Literary Studies Response,” The 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Notre Dame, Indiana

Panels Organized and Panels Chaired
2016   Panel Chair. “Creative Animals 2,” The 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Atlanta, Georgia
2013   Panel Organizer and Chair. “Animals and the Language of Sustainability,” The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, Kansas, Lawrence

Poster Presentations
2017  “Composition at the Intersection of Science and Culture,” Celebrating Teaching Day, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Panel Presentations
2018   “Extinction Games,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, New York City, New York
2017   “Gaming in the Contact Zone: The Multispecies Landscapes of Fumito Ueda’s ICO Trilogy,” The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, Detroit, Michigan
2016   “Cognitive Ethology for the Loneliest Epoch,” The 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Atlanta, Georgia
2014   “Unsustainable Others: Animals in the Writing Classroom,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, Georgia
2014   “Animals beyond Species: Extinction and the Unknown,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois
2013   “Post-Animal: Looks of Life and Afterlife in Modern Taxidermy,” The 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Notre Dame, Indiana
2013   “Animals, Engineered: Producing Life on the Factory Farm and in Atwood’s Oryx and Crake,” The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, Kansas, Lawrence
2013   “Death on Display: Taxidermied Pets and Forms of Mourning,” Living with Animals Conference, Richmond, Kentucky
2013   “Dead Animal Magnetism: Preserved Pets, Rogue Taxidermy, and Interspecies Intimacy,” The Fourth Annual Studies in Sexualities Graduate Student Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
2012   “Bird Matters: Saving Nonhuman Animals in Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom,” The 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2012   “Bear(ly)-Human: Species Crossings in Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, Kentucky
2011   “The Uncanny Apocalypse of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, Kentucky
2010   “Patient Testimony after PTSD: Evaluating the Disorder in the Light of Literature,” NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference on Trauma and Testimony, Knoxville, Tennessee
2009   “Reading Horror and the Holocaust in Anthony Hecht’s The Hard Hours,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, Georgia

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech
2017, Spring   ENGL 1102, English Composition II (three sections). “Technocritters”
2016, Fall   ENGL 1101, English Composition I (three sections). “Science in Public”

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of English, Emory University
2016, Spring   ENG 101, Expository Writing (two sections). “Writing In/Of Environment”
2015, Fall   ENG 205, Poetry. “Poemutations”
2015, Fall   ENG 101, Expository Writing (two sections). “Composing Animals”
2015, Spring   ENG 251, American Literature: 1865 to the Present.
2015, Spring   ENG 101, Expository Writing (two sections). “Composing Animals”
2014, Fall   ENG 386, Literature and Science. “The Literature of Climate Change”
2014, Fall   ENG 205, Poetry. “The Nature of Poetry”

Instructor
Department of English, Emory University
2012   ENG 212, Popular Literature and Culture. “Animals in Popular Literature and Culture”
2011   ENG 181, Writing about Literature. “Haunted Houses in American Literature”
2010   ENG 101, Expository Writing. “Writing With Perspective”

Teaching Assistant
Department of English, Emory University
2010   ENG 389, Special Topics in Literature. “Transcendentalism”
2009   ENG 357, Southern Literature. “Southern Literature”

Department of English and World Languages, University of West Florida
2008   AML 2072, 19th and 20th-Century American Literature. “Sex, Money, and Power in American Literature” (online course)

Writing Tutor
Goizueta Business School, Emory University
2010-2011   Writing Consultant, Business Writing Center

Pedagogical Training and Development
2017   Neighborhood Immersion Course Design Workshop, Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, Georgia Tech
2017   Socio-technical Teaching and Learning Workshop, Serve-Learn-Sustain, Georgia Tech
2016   Post-graduate Training in Digital Pedagogy with Dr. Rebecca Burnett, Georgia Tech
2016   Responding to Students Faculty Workshop, Writing Program, Emory University
2015   Peer Response: Teaching Students the Art of Reviewing Faculty Workshop, Writing Program, Emory University
2015   First-Year Writing Review and Workshop, Writing Program, Emory University
2012   The Pedagogy of Literature, English Department, Emory University
2010   Teaching of Composition, English Department, Emory University
2009   Laney Graduate School Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity summer course, Emory University

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Service to the Profession
2014-   Ad Hoc Reviewer, Sloth: A Journal of Emerging Voices in Human-Animal Studies
2016-   Ad Hoc Reviewer, TRACE Journal
2017-   Ad Hoc Reviewer, ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews

Service to the Writing and Communication Program, Georgia Tech
2016-   Member, Curriculum Innovation Committee
2016-   Member, TECHStyle Public Scholarship Committee
2016-   Member, World Englishes Committee
2016-   Participant, Monthly Programmatic Assessment Sessions

Service to the Department of English, Emory University
2015-2016   Member, Writing Program First-Year Composition Syllabus Committee
2015-2016   Member, Master’s Thesis Committee
2015-2016   Member, Honors Thesis Committee
2016   Participant, First-Year Composition Assessment Scoring Session
2009-2014   Volunteer, Prospective Graduate Student Recruitment
2010-2014   Mentor of Graduate Students

Service to the Laney Graduate School, Emory University
2015   Microteaching Facilitator, Teaching Assistant and Teaching Opportunity summer program
2013-2014   Member, Laney Graduate School Climate Action Committee
2014   Member, Graduate Student Giving Committee

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA)
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)

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