2016, M.F.A. Poetry Writing, University of North Carolina — Greensboro
2008, B.A. English, University of Virginia — Charlottesville
Abigail studies contemporary multiethnic literatures, with a focus on TV, film, music videos, and digital media. She holds an MFA in poetry writing and has taught courses in composition, American literature, and contemporary poetry.
- “Blue can be a place/ please can it be a place” finalist for 2015-2016 Mid-American Review James Wright Prize, Vol 36, no. 2 (spring 2016).
- “somebody or other pretended a revelation” in Prairie Schooner, vol. 90, no. 3 (fall 2016).
- “and while he told the sands of his hour-glass, or the throbs and little beatings of his watch” in Bayou Magazine, vol. 65 (fall/winter 2016).
- “The library of July” in CALYX, vol. 29, no. 1 (winter 2016).
- “Two Face reads that batman has returned” in Barrow Street, (winter 2014).
- Humanities for the Public Good, Professional Pathways Award, project developing curricula for UNC correctional education courses, summer 2018
- Richard Bland Fellowship, Center for the Study of the American South, summer 2017
Office: Swain 214
African American Literature | Asian American Literature | Contemporary Multiethnic American Literature | Critical Race Studies | Critical Theory and Cultural Studies | Film and Media Studies | Genre Theory | Media Studies | Pedagogy | Performance Studies | Poetry and Poetics | Post-Colonial Literature and Theory | Posthumanism | Queer Theory | Transatlantic Studies | Visual Culture and Arts