Faculty Bio

Molly McGlennen

Associate Professor of English

Professor McGlennen was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American Studies at Vassar College from 2006-2008, earned her PhD in Native American Studies from University of California, Davis in 2005, her MFA in Creative Writing and English from Mills in 1998, and her B.A., English and Philosophy from University of San Diego in 1994.  Her research and teaching interests include Native American literature, contemporary poetry, Native American feminisms and urban experiences, Native American visual culture, and poetry writing.  McGlennen helped establish the Native American Studies Correlate within the American Studies Program at Vassar and has served as the NAS advisor since its inception in 2009.  Her books include a poetry collection, Fried Fish and Flour Biscuits, published in 2012 by Salt's award winning Earthworks Series of Indigenous writers, and a scholarly monograph, Creative Alliances: The Transnational Designs of Indigenous Women's Poetry, published in 2014 by University of Oklahoma Press, which was awarded the 2014 Beatrice Medicine Award for outstanding scholarship in American Indian Studies.  Her poems have appeared in Sentence, As/UsYellow Medicine ReviewStudies in American Indian LiteraturesFrontiers: A Journal of Women StudiesTo Topos Poetry International: Ahani: Indigenous American PoetryShenandoah: The Washington & Lee University ReviewAtlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, Santa Clara Review, and Genocide of the Mind: New Native American Writing.  Some of her scholarly articles have been published in Visualities: Native American Film and Art, Centering Anishinaabeg StudiesSalt’s Companion to Diane Glancy, Birthed From Scorched Hearts: Women Respond to War, Stories Through Theories / Theories Through Stories: Native American Storytelling and Critique.  McGlennen serves on the editorial board for Studies in American Indian Literatures.