Abigail Burns

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, University Writing Program 

BA, English & Rhetorical Criticism, University of Wisconsin - Madison
MFA, Creative Writing - Prose, University of Notre Dame

Abigail Burns has a background in rhetorical criticism, creative writing, queer theory, and trade publishing. Over the course of her career, she has approached writing from the perspective of a creative writer, a rhetorical and literary critic, a theorist, an editor, and a teacher. Her current research interests include rhetorical criticism and theory, identity formation and maintenance, social movement theory, queer theory, queer forms, media studies, and migration. She is currently working on a novel and collection of memoir-essays that attempt to navigate and conceptualize the liminal space of grief. In 2018, she had the privilege of accepting the William Mitchell Award for Distinguished Achievement and La Vie de Bohème Award for Literary Excellence. 

Recent Scholarly Activity
"Queer Collusion(s): Collaborative Writing Beyond Genre and Form." &Now 2018 Conference. University of
    Notre Dame, 7 October 2018.

Contact Information
352 Decio Hall (Office) 
300 O'Shaughnessy Hall (Mailbox)