Christine Stewart

Christine Stewart



Office Building

Pugsley Center



Mailing Address

Pugsley Cont Ed Center 421
English-Box 2218
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Dr. Stewart is the author of several poetry books including Untrussed (2016), Bluewords Greening (2016), Keeping Them Alive (2010), and Postcard on Parchment (2008). Magazines such as Arts & Letters, North American Review, Prairie Schooner and Shenandoah have published her work.


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Ph.D. in English with a graduate certificate in women’s and gender studies. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE. May 2007.

M.A. in English. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. May 2000.

B.A. (summa cum laude) in English with a minor in writing and a 7-12 grade teaching endorsement. University of Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls, IA. December 1995. National Student Exchange: University of Montana, 1993-1994.

Academic Interests/Expertise

Writing poetry
Writing creative nonfiction/memoir
Writing as a way of healing (narrative medicine)
Ekphrasis: writing from art (visual, performing arts, architecture)
Writing in the community
Creative processes common to many fields and disciplines
Literary studies in 20th / 21st century poetry and memoir
Women in literature ~ Literature by women

Academic Responsibilities

Creative Writing Coordinator
Jerome Norgren Poetry Contest and Paul Witherington Prose Content, facilitator/judge

Committee Activities

Women's Studies Advisory Council
Briggs Library Archives Subcommittee

Specialty Area

  • Creative Writing Studies / Composition Studies
  • 20th / 21st Century Poetry and Creative Nonfiction

Area(s) of Research

My published books of poetry and creative nonfiction essays engage in history, popular culture, international travel, art, and medical science. Feminist and gender theories inform my inquiries as well as classic epistemology: What do we know, how do we know, and when do we know? A touchstone for both my literary and scholarly endeavors is transformation—how creative processes carry the possibility for meaningful work that transcends arbitrary divisions among the personal, academic, civic and spiritual areas of our lives.



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