Assistant Professor of English
Dr. Kristin LaFollette is an Assistant Professor of English and serves as the developmental writing specialist at the University of Southern Indiana. Her research interests include arts-based approaches to research and pedagogy, cultural rhetorics (with a focus on medical rhetorics and American Indian and Indigenous studies), queer and feminist theories, and creative writing. Dr. LaFollette also has an avid interest in medicine and anatomy, and she once worked in a hospital and pursued a degree in pre-medicine to become a medical doctor. Now, as a scholar and creative writer, much of her work is at the intersection of medicine and the humanities.
In addition to her role as a teacher and scholar, Dr. LaFollette is a poet, an artist, and a photographer, and these roles frequently intersect with her teaching and research. She is the author of the chapbook Body Parts (GFT Press, 2018) and serves as the Art Editor at Mud Season Review. Her poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and artwork have been featured in Cimarron Review, Harbor Review, Poetry South, Hypertext Magazine, Echo: Journal of Creative Nonfiction, Driftwood Press, Orange Blossom Review, and others. Dr. LaFollette has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for Best of the Net, and her work has been a finalist in the 2019 Driftwood Press Poetry Contest, The Poet’s Billow 2018 Bermuda Triangle Prize, and the 2018 Slippery Elm Multimedia Narrative Contest. Dr. LaFollette's scholarly work has been published in Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal and in Feminist Spaces, and she is currently working on a co-edited collection titled Queer Approaches: Emotion, Expression, and Communication in the Classroom.
For more information, you can visit her website.