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Michael M. Weinstein, Ph.D.

Visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing

Email:[email protected]

Location: Landrum Bolling Center 336

About me

At Earlham, I design and teach a wide range of undergraduate courses, with specializations in the following areas: poetry and poetics, creative nonfiction, literary translation studies, modernist studies, visual culture studies, queer/transgender studies, disability studies, and critical theory. My scholarly research focuses on modernist approaches to the relationship between text and image; I am particularly interested in how the hybrid forms of early-twentieth-century media offer opportunities to conceive of non-normative embodiment and minority identity in new ways.

Prior to joining the faculty at Earlham, I worked as an Educational Consultant at MatchPoint College and Career Services and served as a Helen Zell Creative Writing Fellow in the Department of English at the University of Michigan, where I received my Master of Fine Arts degree in May of 2020. I have taught as a lecturer in the Departments of Slavic Languages and Literatures and English at Yale University and as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, where I received a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature in 2017.

My poems, essays, and translations from the Russian have appeared in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Review of Books, Conjunctions, Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Adroit Journal, Best New Poets 2020, The Iowa Review, Poets.org, and elsewhere. I am also an avid amateur photographer.


  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • M.F.A., University of Michigan

Why do you teach at Earlham?

I was drawn to teaching at Earlham thanks to the atmosphere of mutual goodwill, open-mindedness and respect that pervades all of the interactions on campus, in class and out. Earlham students are smart, motivated, curious, and committed to improving the world.

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