A Letter from the Associate Chair
Welcome to Graduate Studies in English at the University of New Mexico where we train scholars, teachers, and writers, all of whom share a commitment to language and literary studies, in our long-established degree programs in American and British Literatures, Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Writing, and Medieval Studies, in Southwest Studies, Chicano/a Literature, Native American Literature, and Professional Writing.
Nearly all of our graduate students hold teaching or graduate assistantships. Graduate students in the English Department present at local, national, and international conferences; publish in scholarly, creative writing, and professional writing journals; and have received prestigious awards and fellowships, such as from the Association of American University Women, National Endowment of the Arts, Bilinski Foundation, Mellon Foundation, and UNM’s Tom L. Popejoy Foundation. Our graduates go on to diverse academic and non-academic careers through advanced study in the art, use, and power of language.
Make good use of your time—it will go fast!—rely on your professors, advisors, and peers, and, above all, have fun. I wish you an enriching, productive, and rewarding academic year.
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Department of English Language and Literature
University of New Mexico