Program Faculty

Gabrielle Civil
Faculty, School of Critical Studies
MFA Creative Writing Program
gcivil@calarts.edu
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Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist and writer, originally from Detroit, MI. She has premiered fifty original performance artworks around the world. Since May 2014, she has been performing Say My Name (an action for 270 abducted Nigerian girls) as an act of embodied... Continue reading »

Brian Evenson
Faculty, School of Critical Studies
MFA Creative Writing Program
bevenson@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2249
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BRIAN EVENSON is the author of more than a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses (Coffee House Press, 2015) and the critical book Ed Vs. Yummy Fur: Or What Happens When a Serial Comic Becomes a Graphic Novel (Uncivilized, 2014).  His... Continue reading »

Carribean Fragoza
Faculty, School of Critical Studies
MFA Creative Writing Program
carribeanfragoza@calarts.edu
E117

Carribean Fragoza is a fiction and nonfiction writer from South El Monte, CA. Her collection of stories Eat the Mouth That Feeds You was published in 2021 by City Lights and was a finalist for a 2022 PEN Award. Her co-edited compilation of essays, East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte was... Continue reading »

Muriel Leung
Faculty, School of Critical Studies
MFA Creative Writing Program
mleung@calarts.edu
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Muriel Leung is the author of the forthcoming novel-in-stories How to Fall in Love in a Time of Unnamable Disaster (W.W. Norton & Company) and several collections that include Imagine Us, The Swarm (Nightboat Books), Bone Confetti (Noemi Press), and Images Seen to Images Felt (Antenna) in... Continue reading »

Anthony McCann
Program Director, MFA Creative Writing
Faculty, School of Critical Studies
amccann@calarts.edu
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Anthony McCann was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He is the author of five collections of poetry including I am the dead, who, you take care of me (Wave Books, 2023) and Thing Music (Wave Books, 2014). His non-fiction book Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the... Continue reading »

Chris Santiago
Faculty, School of Critical Studies
MFA Creative Writing Program
csantiago@calarts.edu
E129

Chris Santiago is the author of Tula, selected by A. Van Jordan as the winner of the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize, and Small Wars Manual (Milkweed Editions, 2025). The recipient of fellowships from the McKnight Foundation, Kundiman, and the Mellon Foundation/ACLS, he received his PhD from... Continue reading »

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Part-time Faculty
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