Announcements, Update

Alumna Lands Tenure-Track Position

Laurie Lowrance, who received her PhD in American Literary Studies in 2021, is started a tenure-track position at Schreiner University. Lowrance defended her dissertation, “Regional Domesticities: Recalling, Rewriting, and Redefining Gender in the Southwest” in Spring 2021 under the directorship of American Literary Studies Professor, Jesse Alemán. 

Lowrance’s work centers on women’s multi-ethnic literatures of the Southwest, and more specifically on systems of domesticity that appear in women’s written and visual works documenting the unique region. Most recently, she published an article on nineteenth-century Mexican American woman writer María Amparo Ruiz de Burton in Western American Literature (vol. 52, no. 4), and her other scholarship considers the work of early twentieth-century Tejana writers Adina De Zavala and Jovita González.

Before joining Schreiner, Lowrance took a faculty position at Cisco College in Spring 2021. Lowrance’s newest position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor includes teaching both Freshman and upper-level writing and literature classes ranging from Composition I & II to Advanced Topics in American literature. She is well-prepared for such a task, having taught our own Freshman Composition I & II courses before moving into introductory-level courses on American Literature I & II.

Founded in 1923, Schreiner University is a Hispanic-serving private university in Kerrville, Texas, a diverse and fiercely independent university offering over 40 four-year undergraduate programs, a Master’s of Education and MBA. At Schreiner, students enter with hope and leave with achievement. Lowrance will no doubt enhance the Schreiner University mission with her unique sense of writing and literature infused with the Lobo spirit. Congratulations to Dr. Laurie Lowrance! She can now be contacted at