Julia Istomina is the Assistant Director of The Graduate Writing Lab at The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, where she 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 twelve years of teaching and service experience, having taught research methods, writing, public speaking, comparative and U.S. multi-ethnic literatures, culture studies, and critical ethnic and gender studies at 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. You can read her literary scholarship in African American Review, Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, and West Africa Review, and her poetry publications in The Antioch Review, Fence Magazine, The Gertrude Stein Awards Anthology, Stranger at Home Anthology, among other venues.
- English Ph.D., The Ohio State University
- M.F.A. in Poetry, The New School Gaduate Writing Program
- B.A. in English Language and Literature, Kenyon College