Assistant Professor of English
Selected Scholarly Publications
Selected Creative Publications
Dr. Kristin LaFollette is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern Indiana where she teaches courses on rhetoric, writing, and gender/sexuality studies and serves as the developmental writing specialist. Her interests include arts-based approaches to research and pedagogy, rhetoric of health and medicine, gender/sexuality studies, and creative writing.
Dr. LaFollette also has an avid interest in anatomy and medicine, and she once worked in a hospital and pursued a degree in pre-medicine to become a medical doctor. Now, as a scholar and writer, much of her work is at the intersection of medicine and the humanities. Along with physicians and scholars from institutions like Harvard and Cornell, she serves on the advisory board of The Blood Project (TBP), an educational platform that works toward bridging the gap between evidence-based medicine and patient care. She has also contributed several poems about the body, blood, and medicine to TBP’s website.
In addition to her role as a teacher and scholar, Dr. LaFollette is a writer, artist, and photographer, and these roles frequently intersect with her teaching and research. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection Hematology (winner of the 2021 Harbor Editions Laureate Prize) and the chapbook Body Parts (winner of the 2017 GFT Press Chapbook Contest). She serves as the Art Editor at Mud Season Review and her poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and artwork have appeared in The Maynard, Rogue Agent, Cimarron Review, Poetry South, Common Ground Review, Pine Hills Review, Hypertext Magazine, Kaleidoscope, The Curator, Ligeia Magazine, Posit, West Trestle Review, and others. Dr. LaFollette has been nominated twice for the Best of the Net Anthology, has received two nominations for the Pushcart Prize, 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.
For more information, you can visit her website.