Our Faculty

Mara Lee Grayson

Lecturer

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

English - NYC

Location
  • @New York City
    41 Park Row 1522
Office Hours
New York City

Mon 1:pm-2:30pm

Tue, Thu 1:pm-3:pm

Education


PhD , Columbia University , 2017
English Education

MFA , The City College of New York , 2012
Creative Writing - Fiction

BA , Hunter College , 2008
English

Awards and Honors

  • Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017 - TC Doctoral Dissertation Grant
  • Columbia University, May 2016 - Innovation Scholarship Award
  • Poetry Outreach, June 2012 - Poetry Outreach Award
  • The City College of New York, May 2010 - Goodman Fund Grant

Publications


Grayson, M. (2017, May). "Breathing to Write: Moments of Yoga in First Year Composition". Teaching English in the Two-Year College. Vol 44 (Issue 4)

Grayson, M. (2016, March). "Response to 'Demystifying Poetry: Teaching a Process to Write Haiku'". Teaching English in the Two-Year College. Vol 42 (Issue 3)

PRESENTATIONS


Grayson, M. (2016, November). Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English . "Affirming the Digital and Media Literacy Practices of Special Needs Students: Advocating for Learning Differences in General Education English Classrooms". Atlanta, GA

Grayson, M. (2016, November). Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English . "The Self in Society: Racial Literacy in the College English Classroom". Atlanta, GA

Grayson, M. (2016, October). Annual Conference of the Two-Year College English Association – Northeast. "Teaching with 'Revolutionary Love' in the Two-Year College". Hartford, CT

Grayson, M. (2016, June). Young Rhetoricians' Conference. "Positionality and (Re)Presentation: Exploring the Narrative Self in Creative Nonfiction". Monterey, CA

Grayson, M. (2016, May). New Jersey College English Association. "Memoir as Mirror: Presenting and Representing the Self in Creative Nonfiction". South Orange, NJ

Grayson, M. (2015, June). Young Rhetoricians' Conference. "Reader as Writer: Imitative Writing in the College Literature Classroom". Monterey, CA

Grayson, M. (2015, March). Conference on College Composition and Communication. "Legacies of Spain: A Personal Journey to Teacher-Activism and its Implications for the Creative Writing Classroom". Tampa, FL

Grayson, M. (2014, November). Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English . "Narrative Song Lyrics in the Diverse College English Classroom". Washington, DC

ARTISTIC AND PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITS

"Abstractions"
[Short Fiction - Online Journal] Columbia Journal,

"Legacy, I"
[Poetry - Print Journal] Poetry in Performance,

"Secrets"
[Short Fiction - Online Journal] The Ilanot Review,

"Eight-year-old forgets ponies, considers fame and vegetarianism"
[Nonfiction - Online Journal] Construction,

"Inherited Returns, or Joyce Johnson's Collection: a poem in four parts"
[Poetry - Print Journal] Promethean,

"My Father's Father's Coney Island Costume Shop"
[Nonfiction - Online Journal] Mr. Beller's Neighborhood,

"All Apologies to Frida Kahlo"
[Short Fiction - Online Journal] Fiction Magazine,

"Outside Your Hospital Room," The Scar Grief Left"
[Poetry - Print Journal] Obsessed with Pipework,

Theatre Critic
[Other] Show Business Weekly,, New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Educational Research Association 2014
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication 2013
  • National Council of Teachers of English 2013
  • Two-Year College Association 2013
  • Modern Language Association 2010
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