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Palmetto College

Faculty and Staff

Julia Elliott, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, English
Palmetto College
Phone: 803-777-9356
Fax: 803-777-9357
Office: 901 Sumter Street, 607A
Byrnes Building
Columbia, SC 29208
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Julia Elliott’s writing has appeared in Tin House, The Georgia Review, Conjunctions, The New York Times, Granta online, Electric Literature, and other publications. She has won a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and her stories have been anthologized in Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses and Best American Short Stories. Her debut story collection, The Wilds, was chosen by Kirkus, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, and Electric Literature as one of the Best Books of 2014 and was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her first novel, The New and Improved Romie Futch, arrived in October 2015. She is currently working on a novel about Hamadryas baboons, a species she has studied as an amateur primatologist. She teaches English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where she lives with her daughter and husband.

Current Research and/or Teaching Interests

Creative Writing, Contemporary Fiction, Experimental Fiction, Women’s and Gender Studies,
Feminist Epistemologies and Philosophies of Science, Gender, Sexuality, and Horror

Courses Taught

English 282, Fiction
WGST 701, Feminist Theory
WGST 307, Feminist Theory
WGST / SOCY 304, Race, Class, Gender, & Sexuality
WGST 111, Women in Culture
WGST 112, Women in Society

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