Allison Field Bell, Puerto del Sol Associate Editor

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B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature, Prescott College

Degree in progress: M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Fiction

International study:

  • Mont Blanc Writing Workshop, Chamonix, France, 2015
  • Bader International Study Center, East Sussex, England, 2010
  • Hellenic International Studies in the Arts, Paros, Greece, 2010
  • The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, Ketura, Israel, 2008 

Past teaching experience

  • Graduate Assistant, Butler University: Introduction to Popular Culture and Theory, Writing in the Schools
  • Teaching Assistant, Prescott College: Alternative Processes in Photography, Poetry Workshop, Literary Journal Practicum

Courses taught at NMSU:

  • ENGL 111
  • ENGL 211
  • ENGL 304

Teaching goals/philosophy:

Virginia Woolf writes “…that we write, not with the fingers, but with the whole person.” She means that writing is more than just a verb; it is a whole-person process, a dynamic reckoning of all the things that make us, as persons, whole. And if we write with the whole person, with our whole messy knowledge-amalgamated interdisciplinary selves, then surely we ought to teach writing with the same wholeness. Teaching, like everything we do, from the mundane to the grandiose, is an historical act—one that does not forge clear boundaries between stratums of knowledge. To realize and appreciate and engage with this is the underlying principle in my teaching.

Professional experience:

  • Associate Editor, Puerto del Sol


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