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Desiree Groft

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Faculty Associate
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
Biography: 

Desiree Prieto Groft teaches writing and literature in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies. Prior to teaching at Arizona State University, she also taught at Concordia University, Texas and worked at The New School. She has written for a variety of print and online publications, including the San Antonio Current, NBC Chicago, and Rome Today. Most recently, she was an editorial coordinator for the nonfiction book, VentureGirls (HarperCollins, May 2018). 

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Groft spent over a decade living and working in Rome, London, Chicago, and New York City. She is currently based in Austin, and holds an M.A. in English Literature from Texas A&M University-S.A., and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing-Nonfiction from The New School in New York City.

Education: 
  • M.A. English Literature, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  • M.F.A. Creative Writing-Nonfiction, The New School, New York City
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 317Cross-Cultural Writing
ENG 324Horror: Films & Short Stories
ENG 494Special Topics
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 457Studies in American Poetry
ENG 460Ethnic Women Writers
ENG 477World Literature
ENG 494Special Topics
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 210Intro to Creative Writing
ENG 317Cross-Cultural Writing
ENG 379Travel Writing
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 317Cross-Cultural Writing
ENG 364Women and Literature
ENG 379Travel Writing
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 310Intermediate Creative Writing
ENG 457Studies in American Poetry
ENG 460Ethnic Women Writers
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 317Cross-Cultural Writing
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 457Studies in American Poetry
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 317Cross-Cultural Writing
ENG 364Women and Literature
ENG 457Studies in American Poetry
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 310Intermediate Creative Writing
ENG 457Studies in American Poetry
ENG 460Ethnic Women Writers
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 317Cross-Cultural Writing
ENG 460Ethnic Women Writers
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 317Cross-Cultural Writing
ENG 460Ethnic Women Writers
ENG 477World Literature
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 310Intermediate Creative Writing
ENG 460Ethnic Women Writers
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 317Cross-Cultural Writing
ENG 460Ethnic Women Writers
ENG 477World Literature
ENG 494Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 460Ethnic Women Writers
ENG 477World Literature