cropped-IMG_0768.jpgAmes Hawkins is a creative-critical scholar, educator, and art activist.

An Associate Professor in the Department of English at Columbia College Chicago, and practitioner of collaboration as a radical act, I teach and co-teach courses in the Writing and Rhetoric, Cultural Studies, Literature, and Creative Nonfiction programs.

My research explores the rhetorical interstices of alphabetic text, image, and sound. Put another way, I theorize the power and pleasure of queer(ing) form. My work contributes to the larger scholarly conversations regarding multimodal composing, socially engaged practice, collaboration, and queer literary nonfiction.

WHAT ELSE?!? I am totally geeked because I was selected to be a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow!

This means that betweenScreen Shot 2015-12-14 at 4.53.30 PM December 29, 2015 and January 22, 2016, I’ll be outside Amherst, VA, working on Chapters 6-10 of These Are Love(d) Letters: e, l, o, r, s, t, v.

For more backstory concerning  the evolution of These Are Love(d) Lettersclick here.