Department of English Language and Literature and the College
Julie Iromuanya’s creative writing and critical work are concerned with migration, particularly African immigrants in the United States. She explores intersectional issues related to race, economics, gender, and citizenship, using critical inquiry to open up questions and creative writing to dramatize answers.
She is the author of Mr. and Mrs. Doctor (Coffee House Press, 2015), which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, Etisalat Prize for Literature (now 9mobile Prize for Literature), and National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize for Debut Fiction. Her work has appeared in Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism and Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, and is forthcoming in Afropolitan Literature as World Literature (Bloomsbury Publishing).
Iromuanya earned her PhD and MA at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she was a Presidential Fellow. She was the inaugural Herbert W. Martin Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Dayton and has been supported by fellowships and residencies at Kimbilio, the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale Foundation, Villa Lena, and Villa Ruffieux.