Curriculum Vitae Kristen Cosby

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Curriculum Vitae

Kristen Cosby

University of Pittsburgh (603)-498-4487

English Dept. - CL 526
4200 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

M.F.A, Nonfiction Writing, University of Pittsburgh May, 2006

      • Manuscript: Listening for Bonetalk, Lyric Travel Essays

      • Advisors: Bruce Dobler (Chair), Faith Adiele, Marah Gubar

      • GPA:3.9 out of 4.0

B.A., Summa Cum Laude, University of New Hampshire June, 2002

Visiting Lecturer , University of Pittsburgh 2006- 2008, 2009-2011

TA, Primary Instructor, University of Pittsburgh 2003-2006

  • Undergraduate courses: Intermediate Nonfiction, Introduction to Creative Nonfiction, Introduction to Journalism, Seminar in Composition.

Guest Lectures

  • Readings in Nonfiction, Time Play in Meredith Hall’sShunned”, Univ. of Pittsburgh

  • Senior Seminar, Critiquing Through Questioning, a writing workshop, Univ. of Pittsburgh

  • Senior Seminar, Critiquing Through Questioning, a writing workshop, Univ. of Pittsburgh

  • Seminar in Composition, Creative Voice in Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl”, Univ. of Pittsburgh

Invited Instructor

  • Allegheny Intermediate Institute, semester long workshop in memoir for gifted high-school students, 2005

“Echoes”, essay, Kenyon Review Online, forthcoming: summer 2011

“None of My Memories are My Own,” article, Pitt Med Magazine, spring 2011

“Mausoleum”, story, Alaska Quarterly Review, vol.25 No.3&4 2008

Anthologized work: Keep It Real: Everything You Need to Know About Researchin and Writing Creative Nonfiction , W.W. Norton. 2008

“Sulia”, essay, Fourth Genre’s Editor’s Prize, honorable mention 2007

“Blink”, essay, Fourth Genre, vol. 8.1. 2006

Staff Writer, articles on craft, Creative Nonfiction, Issue 29. “The ABC’s of CNF” 2006

“Blink”, essay, Iowa Review Prize in Nonfiction, finalist 2005


  • Judge, Rural Arts Alliance Young Writers Competition 2005,2008,2009

  • Judge, Ralph Munn Writing Contest, Carnegie Library Young Writers Workshop 2008

  • Senior Editorial Expert, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon 2008

  • Nominating Board Member, The Best of Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 1, W.W. Norton 2007

  • Advisory Board Member, Creative Nonfiction 2006-2007

  • Research Assistant, Coming of Age Around the World, A Multicultural Anthology, The New Press, 2007

  • Faculty Advisor, Inkslingers, an extracurricular student writing forum 2006-2008

  • Invited conference panelist, Historicizing Aesthetics/Aestheticizing History

Conference, University of Pittsburgh. “Personal Histories” 2006

  • Invited speaker, 412 Literary Festival. “Truman Capote’s Legacy” 2005

Administrative Work, University of Pittsburgh:

  • Personnel Committee 2011

  • Curriculum Development Committee: Composition and Nonfiction 2006-2008, 2009-2011

  • Judge of the Undergraduate Nonfiction Writing Award 2007

  • Judge of the Undergraduate Composition Awards 2006-2007


  • University of Debrecen, Summer Language Institute 2004

  • Cambridge University, 20th Century Poetry and Nonfiction, summer 2003

  • Budapest Hungarian Language School, Intermediate Level 2002

  • Budapest University of Economic Sciences 1999


  • Jennifer Lee, Associate Director of Composition

University of Pittsburgh


  • Paul Kameen, Professor of Composition

University of Pittsburgh


University of Pittsburgh


  • Nicolas Coles, Director of Composition

University of Pittsburgh


  • Andrew Merton, Chair

University of New Hampshire

(603)- 862-3967,

University of New Hampshire


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