Allison Shelton

Alumni Spotlight: Allison Shelton

The pursuable career options with an English degree have expanded drastically in the past five years alone, broadening the use and the function of an English major in academia and outside of it. English majors are working in law, counseling, business, politics, science – fields that used to exclude the...

Olivia Meikle

Alumni Spotlight: Olivia Meikle

The alumni of our three graduate programs exhibit success in a multitude of ways once they leave the University of Colorado Boulder, personally and professionally. They enter diverse and unique career paths that do not always revolve around academia, even extending the skills they learned in the English Department to...

Zeena Nisar headshot

CU Boulder’s first Schwarzman Scholar announced

Dr. Alex Corey Headshot

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Alex Corey

One of the key components of the English Department at the University of Colorado Boulder is the rigorous and highly selective PhD program in Literature. The fully-funded five-year program involves coursework, a Comprehensive Examination, undergraduate teaching, and a dissertation has trained a large number of bright and accomplished alumni. Their...

Christopher David Rosales

Author drops Southern Gothic into California

May 9, 2019

Everything he’s done, from serving as a Marine to working at the former Joder Arabian Horse Ranch in Boulder, has fed his career, says Christopher David Rosales.

Yusur Al-Madani

Kuwaiti citizen, English grad wins top alumni prize

Yusur Al-Madani will return to Boulder on Oct. 26 to receive CU Boulder’s George Norlin Award, which “recognizes outstanding alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their chosen field of endeavor and a devotion to the betterment of society and their community.”

Yvonne Georgina Puig

Re-imagining Wharton in modern-day Houston

English alumna Yvonne Georgina Puig talks about her debut novel, A Wife of Noble Character.

Depicts what alumna means about dire future showing a run down building and landscape.

Author imagines a dire future to prevent it

CU Boulder grad Carrie Vaughn’s latest science-fiction novel takes aim at 'generational short-sightedness,' while her collection of short stories wins Colorado Book Award

Teddy Hamstra

‘Teddy’ Hamstra, humanities scholar, just getting started

Hamstra will one day be an ecocriticism scholar for an English department not unlike the one here at CU Boulder, “or maybe this exact one,” said Hamstra.