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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

http://betwixtmagazine.com/wishes-by-teresa-milbrodt/

“On Becoming an Evil Witch,” Juked

http://www.juked.com/2018/06/teresa-milbrodt-on-becoming-an-evil-witch.asp

“Willafred’s Body,” Tupelo Quarterly

http://www.tupeloquarterly.com/willafreds-body-by-teresa-milbrodt/

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

http://www.smokelong.com/the-end-is-probably-near/

“in the Dim Below,” Guernica

https://www.guernicamag.com/in-the-dim-below/

“On Waiting,” Switchback

http://www.swback.com/issues/2018/waiting.html

“Larissa Shoots the Moon,” SmokeLong Quarterly

http://www.smokelog.com/larissa-shoots-the-moon/

“The Pollination Circuit” The Puritan

http://puritan-magazine.com/the-pollination-circuit-teresa-milbrodt/

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

https://dsq-sds.org/article/view/6163