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.


PhD, Oklahoma State University

BA, Hunter College

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 Colonialism: The Evolving Face of Race, Class, and Gender Identity Collaboration w/ Department of Health and Human Services.



  • Looking For The Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters w/ Julian Williams (2014)
    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, 2015)
  • Unsteady (NYQ Books, 2011)
  • Black Body Parts (Cross Roads Press, 2002)

Anthologies (Poetry and Fiction)

Rabbit Ears: Poems about Television (PWP Press, 2014)

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

"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)

POETRY (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

Pending Projects

Short Fiction Collection - Impetus

Essay–"The Seduction Deduction: Erotica, Intellect, and the Transformation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson"

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