Julie Iromuanya

PhD, 2010

Creative Writing


Julie Iromuanya received her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010. During her time as an M.A. and doctoral candidate, she was named a Presidential Fellow and won the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Her dissertation (supervised by Jonis Agee) grew to become her debut novel, Mr. and Mrs. Doctor, which has been shortlisted for the 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. She is currently hard at work on her second novel, A Season of Light.

Iromuanya is the author of a large body of creative and scholarly work. Her fiction has been featured in The Kenyon Review, Passages North, Cream City Review, and the Tampa Review, among others. As Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona,  she teaches creative writing (fiction and pedagogy), African literature, African American literature, Caribbean literature, and multicultural literature. 

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