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Sonja Livingston

Assistant Professor
(804) 827-8326
Hibbs 324B


MS.Ed (Counselor Education) SUNY/Brockport
MFA (Creative Writing) University of New Orleans

Research/Teaching Focus

Creative writing (creative nonfiction)


Ladies’ Night​ at the Dreamland (essays). Athens: ​U of Georgia P, 2016.

Queen of the Fall (essays and memoir). Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2015.

Ghostbread (memoir).​ Athens: U of Georgia P, 2009.

Recent/Selected Publications

“Light, from Faraway Places.” Waveform: Twenty-First Century Essays by Women, ed. by Marcia Aldrich. Athens: UGA Press, 2016, 244–246.

“Like This, We Begin.” Ruminate 43, 15 June 2017. / Winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

“Our Lady of the Glorious Pantsuit.” Salon, 30 September 2016.

“Spools of White Thread.” 1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction, Winter 2016.

“Susan B. Mine: A Suffragette Crush.” The Rumpus, 14 February 2016.

“Truth or Dare: On Imaginative Essays” Essay Daily. 21 March 2016.

“​A Thousand Mary Doyles​.” ​Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction, ed. by Judith Kitchen and Dinah Lenney. New York: W.W. Norton, 2015, 288-290.




Faculty photo by Michelle Macirella – 2017

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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