- Graduate Teaching Assistant
Alex Crayon (he/him) is a second-year Ph.D. student in Creative Writing focusing on fiction. Previously, he attended the University of Oklahoma where he received his B.A. in English Writing with minors in Spanish and Classical Culture, and his M.A. in Rhetoric and Writing Studies with a concentration in Creative Writing. His creative work explores family, addiction, religion, and exile through fantastical and slipstream genres. His scholarly interests include writing center pedagogy and inter-center transfer, contemporary speculative fiction, modern mythological retellings, and social fiction. Along with his position as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, some of his additional roles are Graduate Writing Consultant at the KU Writing Center, interim fiction editor and fiction reader for the KU English Department's literary magazine Cottonwood, and editor-in-chief of KU's graduate-run literary magazine LandLocked as he spearheads its return from hiatus.