Category Archives: Graduate Assistants

Ryan Sparks

Degree in progress: M.A. in English, Literature Research interests: Modern and Postmodern literature, late American literature, historiographic metafiction, hyperreality, the metanarrative, simulation, media, Imagism, questions of the human condition Teaching goals/philosophy: Using modeling, whole and small group discussion, critical reflection, and individual tutoring, my instruction attempts to foster student independence. Working with students to construct meaning within the…
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Ashley McGuire

Degree in progress: M.A. in English, Literature Research interests: Modern American poetry; the Beat poets (or more affectionately, the “Beatific” poets) Teaching goals/philosophy: As a teacher, my primary goal is to help students come into their own voice. I try to create a classroom environment where students feel that their contributions are valued by their peers and by…
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Cameo Contreras

Degree in progress: M.A. in English, Literature Contact: cabrini@nmsu.edu

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Jenna Bialostosky, Design Center Coordinator

Degree in progress: M.A. in English, Literature Research interests: queerness, queer theory, feminist theory, feminisms, pop culture, identity, performativity, women writers, literary critical analysis Teaching goals/philosophy: I strive to conjure and cultivate a classroom environment keen on fostering intensive critical thought. Through utilizing various mediums and genres of artifact, I push students to open their eyes wider so they…
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Tara Westmor

Degree in progress: M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry Contact: westmotm@nmsu.edu

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Anthony Tome

Degree in progress: M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Fiction Contact: atome@nmsu.edu

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Joshua Randall, La Sociedad/WITS Coordinator

Degree in progress: M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Fiction Contact: jscottr@nmsu.edu

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Joseph Manley

Degree in progress: M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry Contact: manleyjh@nmsu.edu

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Ross Howerton

Degree in progress: M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry Contact: howerton@nmsu.edu

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Sarah Gzemski, Design Center Coordinator

Degree in progress: M.F.A. in Creative Writing, poetry Biography: Sarah Gzemski is a Pennsylvania native who moved to New Mexico to work toward her M.F.A. in poetry. Some of her poetry can be read at Emerge Literary Journal and The Adirondack Review. She is currently working on several projects: a chapbook about Centralia, a manuscript that rewrites…
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