Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, James Miranda, served in his second summer as a Writing Professor for Thrive Scholars Summer Academy at Amherst College—a scholarship program for high-achieving students of color from under-resourced school districts and low-income backgrounds. The program is a five-week, intensive academic experience preparing rising seniors in high school for the college application process and offers support up through early career.
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
An excerpt from Assistant Professor of English James Miranda’s novel, “The Unlikely Claim of Wenning Rome,” was short-listed for the 2022 Fiction Prize from International Literary Seminars, which garnered a fellowship and residency for two weeks in December 2022 in Nairobi and Lamu, Kenya.
Assistant Professor of English James Miranda’s collection of short stories, “We Knew Horses & Other Neo-Noirs,” was named a short-list finalist for the 2022 Dzanc Books Short Story Collection prize.
Assistant professor of English and Creative Writing, James Miranda’s novel excerpt “The Unlikely Claim of Wenning Rome” was named a finalist for the International Literary Seminars 2022 Fiction Prize. International Literary Seminars is a Kenya- and New York-based arts organization that promotes cross-pollination between East African and International writers. The finalist position includes a fellowship to attend ILS’s December workshops taking place in both Nairobi and on the island of Lamu off of the Kenyan coast—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Workshop attendees will include three emerging East African writing fellows, emerging international fellows, and renowned writers/editors/agents from both Kenya and the U.S.