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Teresa Milbrodt

Assistant Professor-Fixed Term
Creative Writing | Disability Studies

Email: milbrod2@msu.edu

Teresa Milbrodt specializes in writing realist and fabulist fiction, and creative nonfiction. She is the author of two short story collections, Bearded Women: Stories and Work Opportunities; a novel, The Patron Saint of Unattractive People; and a flash fiction collection, Larissa Takes Flight: Stories. Her fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous literary magazines.

Milbrodt’s critical research focus is in Disability Studies, including creative practice, humor, and sexuality in disability communities. Her scholarly work has appeared or is forthcoming in Disability Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, Western Folklore, and the Journal of Creative Writing Studies.

She earned her M.F.A. in Fiction and M.A. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri.

Selected Creative Publications:

“The Dreamlords,” Guernica

“Wishes,” Betwixt


“On Becoming an Evil Witch,” Juked


“Willafred’s Body,” Tupelo Quarterly


“The End Is (Probably) Near,” SmokeLong Quarterly


“in the Dim Below,” Guernica


“On Waiting,” Switchback


“Larissa Shoots the Moon,” SmokeLong Quarterly


“The Pollination Circuit” The Puritan


Selected Critical Publications:

“Today I Had an Eye Appointment and I’m Still Blind:’

Crip Humor, Storytelling, and Narrative Positioning of the Disabled Self,” Disability Studies Quarterly