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Jodie Childers

Visiting Assistant Professor
Norman Mayer 214


MA English, Duquesne University
MLIS University of Pittsburgh
MFA Creative Writing, Brooklyn College
PhD, English (American Studies), University of Massachusetts Amhearst


Jodie Childers is a writer and documentary filmmaker whose interests include transnational American studies, literary translation, multilingual archival research, left-wing cultural history, McCarthyism, and the Rust Belt. Her work has been published in Comparative American Studies, Transatlantica, Jacobin, Boulevard, The Hopkins Review, Appalachian Reckoning, The American Sonnet, and The Journal of Working-Class Studies, among others. She has been a recipient of a Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Fellowship and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and a finalist for the Glimmer Train Open Fiction Contest, the William Richey Short Fiction Contest, and the Rita Dove International Literary Award. She received a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in American studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Brooklyn College.  A former librarian for New York Public Library, she also holds an M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh.