Monique Ferrell

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Monique Ferrell, Professor

  • City Tech Scholar on Campus 2014-2015
  • Co-founder 2 Bridges Review
  • Point Person – English Department pending Option/Minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies

Professor Ferrell is primarily a writer of fiction and poetry. Both her teaching and writing focus on issues of womanism/feminism, race, (C)lass, gender politics, sexuality, and representations of sexual identity. In her courses, Ferrell asks her students to examine their understanding of our growing global society alongside the antiquated paradigms that govern us all. Overall, whether composition or literature, students will find that Ferrell's courses usually lend themselves to lively and animated discussions that focus on the evolving politics, cultures, emerging technologies, social expectations/responsibilities, and ideologies that make us uniquely human.


Ph.D. Creative Writing
BA: English
BA: Communications/Media Studies

Academic Interests:

Gender & Sexuality Studies
Contemporary American Fiction
Native American Literature
Creative Writing
Literature of Toni Morrison
African American Literature

Courses Taught/Developed (English Department):

  • Composition
  • Perspectives in Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Films From Literature
  • Literature of Toni Morrison
  • Literature of The Harlem Renaissance
  • Native American Literature

Courses Taught/Developed (Interdisciplinary):

  • HEA 2112/ENG 2165-- Colonialism: The Evolving Face of Race, Class, and Gender Identity Collaboration w/ Department of Health and Human Services
  • ENG 2160: Introduction to Women's Studies (Developed for Option in Gender & Sexuality Studies)



  • The Seduction Deduction: Erotica, Intellect, and God-Like Transformation in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. w/Julian Williams (2017)
  • Looking For The Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters w/ Julian Williams (2015)
    Includes original essay "Just Another Bitch on Reality Television: The Intentional Degradation of The American Woman."
  • Lead, Follow, or Move Out of The Way: Global Perspectives In Literature w/ Julian Williams (2006, 2008, 2012, 2015)
    Includes original fiction "Go Brooklyn."
  • Good Writing Made Simple 3rd edition w/Julian Williams (2015)


  • Attraversiamo (NYQ Books, 2016)
  • Unsteady (NYQ Books, 2011)
  • Black Body Parts (Cross Roads Press, 2002)

Select listing of Creative Writing Journals and Magazines

American Poetry Review

2 Bridges Review

Valley Voices: A Literary Review (2010, 2012)

Cimarron Review

Lullwater Review

North American Review (2001, 2010)

Pinyon Review

New York Quarterly

The Antioch Review

Puerto Del Sol

Quarterly West

Alaska Quarterly Review

African Voices Review

Hurricane Alice

Brownstone Review


Salt Fork Review


Many Mountains Moving: a diverse journal of contemporary voices

Anthologies (Poetry and Fiction)

Rabbit Ears: Poems about Television (NYQ Books, 2015)

Token Entry: New York City Subway Poems. (Smalls Press, 2012)

The Place Where We Dwell: Reading and Writing About New York City (Kendall Hunt, 2005, 2007, 2012)

Out of the Rough: Women's Poems of Survival and Celebration.(Novello Festival Press, 2001)

Book Chapters

“Murphy Brown: Feminist, Icon, All Around Badass” The 25 Sitcoms That Changed Television: From I Love Lucy to Modern Family—Aaron Barlow and Laura Westengard Eds. (Praeger Press, 2016)

Essay–"The Seduction Deduction: Erotica, Intellect, and the Transformation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson" Popular Culture Conference, New Orleans, April 2015. w/Julian Williams

"I Do, Too: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Gender Identity Politics, and The Fight for Marriage Equality." Star Power: On The Impact of Branded Celebrity—Aaron Barlow, Ed. (Praeger Press, 2014)

Pending Projects

Short Fiction Collection – Impetus


Life With Little Louie—(Children’s Book)

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