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Curriculum Vitae

Jacqueline Alnes

PhD in English (Creative Writing)

MFA Nonfiction


Ph.D.   OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, Stillwater, OK, May 2019

Creative Nonfiction, GPA: 4.0


Creative Nonfiction, GPA: 4.0

B.A.     ELON UNIVERSITY, May 2013

Cum Laude, GPA 3.781

English Literature




“What Remains.” Guernica, February 21, 2019. Online.

“Trails Unknown.” The New Territory, forthcoming.

 “Early Fall.” Dappled Things, vol. 13, no. 2, Print.

 “Lost & Found: Jacqueline Alnes on Leslie Heywood.” Tin House, April 19, 2018. Online.

“A Runner’s Mysterious Illness, With Her Dad at Her Side.” The New York Times. April 4, 2018 Online.

“Answers.” Under the Gum Tree, April 2018. Print.

“I Remember, I Re-re-remember.” Iron Horse Literary Review, issue 19.6, 2018. Print.

“When My Real Body Falters.” Like the Wind Magazine, Issue 11, Winter 2016. Print.

“Lost & Found: Jacqueline Alnes on James Galvin.” Tin House, June 2016. Online.

 “Translation.” Wherever Magazine, 2014. Print.

 “Route 1.” Under the Gum Tree, 2013. Print.


"Camille Herron's Comeback." Trail Runner, November 15, 2018. Online. 

"Home Again, Home Again: A Reading List." Longreads, November 7, 2018. Online.

“I Believe Her: A Reading List.” Longreads, October 22, 2018. Online.

“On Being an Ill Woman: A Reading List of Doctors’ Dismissal and Disbelief.” Longreads, September 17, 2018. Online.

“Multiple Selves in Illness Narratives.” The Ploughshares Blog, August 6, 2018. Online.

“Going the Distance: A Reading List.” Longreads, July 27, 2018. Online.

“I split up with my watch for a week: here’s what happened.” Citius Mag, January 2018. Online.


“Summer Heat” and “Ode to an Oklahoma Sunrise,” Free State Review, forthcoming.

“Where We Wanted” and “men at the market,” Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, forthcoming.

“stroke: back/breast/any,” Nimrod International Journal, Spring/Summer 2018, vol. 61, no. 2. Print.

 “Alaska, 1997,” “What Happens in May,” and “Like Feathers.” Nazim Hikmet Poetry Chapbook, 2013. Print and online.


American Book Review, vol. 39, no. 2/3. Review of Paisley Rekdal's The Broken Country. 



Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Fall 2017-2019


Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Fall 2015-2019

Courses Taught (Instructor of Record):

           ENGL 1113: Composition I (Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017)

           ENGL 1213: Composition II (Spring 2016, Spring 2017)

           ENGL 1413: Multimodal Composition II (Spring 2018)

           ENGL 2513: Introduction to Creative Writing (Spring 2018)


Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Fall 2016-Spring 2017​

Academic Services for Student Athletes 



Portland State University, Portland, OR

Fall 2013 – 2015

Courses Taught (Instructor of Record):

            WR 115: Intro to College Writing (Fall 2014)

            WR 121: College Writing (Fall 2013, Spring 2014)

            WR 214: Introduction to Nonfiction (Winter 2015, Spring 2015)



Portland State University, Portland, OR

Summer & Winter 2014     

            Writing Center Consultant  

            Authored “Drafting” chapter of Ways of Writing: A Guide to College Composition


The Cimarron Review, Assistant Nonfiction Editor, Stillwater, OK, Fall 2016 – 2019

The Portland Review, Nonfiction Editor, Portland, OR, Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Colonnades Literary Journal, Fiction Editor, Elon, NC, 2012 – 2013

The Missouri Review, Intern, Columbia, MO, Summer 2011​

Colonnades Literary Journal, Submissions Reader (Poetry and Fiction), NC, 2009, 2011


First-Year Composition Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Pedagogy, Oklahoma State University (2018)

Clinton C. Keeler Fellowship in English, Oklahoma State University (2018)

Poetry Finalist, Francine Ringold Award for New Writers, Nimrod International Journal (2017)

Nonfiction Runner-Up, Black Warrior Review Contest (2017)

  • Comments from Hanif ​Willis-Abdurraqib, nonfiction judge: "I am moved by this complex narrative about the fragility of the body, and the ways in which it can fail us, or dare us to remain triumphant in spite of its failing. I was most drawn in by the detail of this piece, and how it allows for the clinical and yet remains closely personal. It blends poetic imagery with a harsh and touchable reality, where a happy ending isn’t promised. It echoes life itself."

Jeffrey Walker Early American Studies Scholarship, Oklahoma State University (2017)

Marye Lynn Cummings Endowed Scholarship, Oklahoma State University, Runner-up (2017)

Houston Truax Wentz Graduate Travel Stipend, Oklahoma State University (2016)

Marye Lynn Cummings Endowed Scholarship, Oklahoma State University (2016)

Giving Back Fellowship, Portland State University (2015)

Tom Bates Fellowship in Reporting, Kellogg Awards, Portland State University (2015)

  • Judge’s Comments: "In "Falun Gong: A Meditation,” the author creates a compelling long-form narrative about the weighty subject of human rights abuses in China.The author has clearly immersed herself in the reporting — she has tracked down first-hand materials about the belief system, talked with experts around the world about the allegations of organ harvesting, tried to speak with Chinese embassy representatives and drawn intensely personal stories from the practitioners themselves. The writing is crisp, clear and descriptive and brings the story to life in a way that has both factual and emotional depth."

Third Place in North Carolina College Media Association Statewide Awards for “The Land” (2015)

Portland State University Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award (2013-2015)

Honorable Mention, Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition (2013)

Second Place in Frederick Hartmann Nonfiction Contest (judged by John Jeremiah Sullivan; 2013)

Second Place in Frederick Hartmann Fiction Contest (judged by Anthony Varallo; 2012)

Third Place in Frederick Hartmann Poetry Contest (judged by A. Van Jordan; 2012)

Elon University English Scholar Award (2009)                                                                                   

Elon University President’s List (Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Fall 2013, and Spring 2013)

NCAA Southern Conference All-Academic Team for Cross Country (2009)


  • “How to Write and Pitch an Op-Ed,” Guest Lecturer for ENGL 2233: Writing as a Profession, Oklahoma State University,        Stillwater, OK, 2018.

  • “Crafting Your Teaching Persona: Gender and Power,” Presentation for First-Year Composition Instructors and Writing Center Consultants, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2018.

  • “I Remember, I Re-re-remember,” Autumn Arts Gala, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2017.

  • “Outcomes Application Activity,” “Healthfulness Round Table,” “The First Week of Class: An Overview,” “Teaching Strategies: Working with Student Resistance,” “Nuts and Bolts,” “Four-Square Activity: Introducing the four units of Composition I,” and “Instructor Strategies for Creating an Open Classroom,” Fall Orientation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2017 and 2018.

  • “Disability Studies as Related to First-Year Composition,” Spring Orientation for the First-Year Composition Program, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2016.

  • “The Landscape of Memory,” Nonfiction Essay Reading and Panelist Participant, Portland State University Colloquium, Portland, OR, 2014.

  • “What You’ll Want to Forget,” Under the Gum Tree off-site AWP reading, Seattle, WA, 2014.

  •  “Cleanliness is Next to Impossible: A Study of Health and Cleanliness in My Ántonia,” Paper Presentation, National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), La Crosse, WI, 2013.

  • “Alaska, 1997,” “What Happens in May,” and “Like Feathers,” Poetry Reading, Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival, Cary, NC, 2013.

  • “Rustic Revelations,” Poetry Reading and Panel, Sigma Tau Delta Convention, Portland, OR, 2013.

  • “Fall Risk,” Nonfiction Essay Reading, Elon CELEBRATE! (celebration of student achievements in academics and the arts), Elon, NC, 2013.


President, Creative Writers Association, Oklahoma State University, 2018-2019

First-Year Composition Teaching Resource Handbook, Oklahoma State University, Fall 2017-2019

Piloted Concurrent Creative Writing Program, Stillwater High School, Spring 2018

Contest Judge, Burnam Graduate Nonfiction Award, Portland State University, 2017

Mentor, First-Year Composition Apprenticeship program, Oklahoma State University, Fall 2016

Vice President, English Graduate Student Association, Oklahoma State University, 2016-2017

Provided model syllabi and assignments for the FYC website, Oklahoma State University, Fall 2015.

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