Michael Keenan Gutierrez


Greenlaw 220

Teaching Assistant Professor

Michael Keenan Gutierrez is the author of The Trench Angel and holds an MFA in fiction from the University of New Hampshire and an MA in history from the University of Massachusetts.  Before coming to UNC, he worked as a lecturer at the University of Miami.  His work has been published in The Collagist, The Guardian, The Delmarva Review, Scarab, The Pisgah Review, Untoward, The Boiler, Crossborder, and LA Weekly. His screenplay, The Granite State, was a finalist at the Austin Film Festival and he has received fellowships from The University of Houston and The New York Public Library. 

Teaching Awards

Joseph Flora Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2014.


Hire Date: 2012

University of New Hampshire, MFA--Fiction Writing, 2008

University of Massachusetts, MA--History, 2005

University of California, Los Angeles, BA--History, 2000

Research Groups and Interests

Group VII - American Literature from 1900 to the Present
Group X - Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy