In her role as the Assistant Director at The Graduate Writing Lab, Julia Istomina manages the GWL’s programming of workshops, panel events, and writing groups, develops resources to support graduate and professional school students and postdoctoral scholars, and teaches workshops on topics relevant to graduate and professional communication. Istomina has over fifteen years of teaching experience and has worked with different student populations on the topics of research, writing, communication, and critical analysis. She has taught research methods, academic and creative writing, public speaking, interpersonal communication, comparative and U.S. multi-ethnic literatures, culture studies, and critical ethnic and gender studies at Yale University, The U.S. Coast Guard Academy, The Ohio State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mandl College of Allied Health, the PEN American Center, The New School, and Kenyon College. At Yale, Julia enjoys collaborating with institutional partners on ways to empower graduate and professional school student and postdoctoral writers to learn the writing conventions of their disciplines, identify and join exciting academic conversations happening in their fields, and communicate their research effectively to various stakeholders.
- English Ph.D., The Ohio State University
- M.F.A. in Poetry, The New School Graduate Writing Program
- B.A. in English Language and Literature, Kenyon College