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Sarah Viren

Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 0520
Biography: 

Sarah Viren is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and author of the essay collection, Mine, which won the River Teeth Book Prize and the GLCA New Writers Award and was named one of LitHub's favorite books of 2018. She was a finalist for a National Magazine Award for her essay "The Accusation," published in 2020 in the New York Times Magazine.  

Her scholarly focuses include the literary essay and literary translation. Her translation of the novella Córdoba Skies by the Argentine author Federico Falco was published in 2016 by Ploughshares Solos, and her co-edited anthology of the essay in the Americas, The Great American Essay, will be published by Mad Creek Books in 2023. She also has a memoir, Autobiography of Shadows, that is forthcoming from Scribner Books. Dr. Viren's work has been supported by an NEA Fellowship, a Kerouac House Residency, and a Fulbright Student Grant to Colombia. She holds a PhD from Texas Tech University and an MFA from the University of Iowa.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Texas Tech University
  • M.F.A. University of Iowa 
Research Interests: 

Creative nonfiction forms, including the essay and literary journalism

The history of the essay

Fake news and alternative facts

Literary translation and contemporary Latin American literature

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SST 494Special Topics
REL 494Special Topics
ENG 494Special Topics
HST 520Masters of Nonfiction
HSD 520Masters of Nonfiction
HPS 520Masters of Nonfiction
SST 598Special Topics
HSD 598Special Topics
ENG 598Special Topics
REL 598Special Topics
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 352Short Story
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 520Masters of Nonfiction
HSD 520Masters of Nonfiction
HPS 520Masters of Nonfiction
ENG 598Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 494Special Topics
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
HST 520Masters of Nonfiction
HPS 520Masters of Nonfiction
HSD 520Masters of Nonfiction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 317Cross-Cultural Writing
ENG 412Creative Nonfiction
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 216Persuasive Writng Public Issue
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 317Cross-Cultural Writing
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 105Adv First-Year Composition
ENG 317Cross-Cultural Writing