Curriculum Vitae

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About Ronnie K. Stephens

College English Instructor and former secondary English teacher. Author of two poetry collections and one young adult novel. Staff writer for Interrogating Justice. Freelance content creator.

Research Interests: Pedagogy, Poetics, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, American Literature


Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies, University of Arkansas (2006)
Master of Arts in Creative Writing, Wilkes University (2017)
Master of Fine Arts in Fiction, Wilkes University (2018)

Academic Posts

Instructor, Tarrant County College (2018 – Present)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington (2021 – Present)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tulsa Community College (2012-2013)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Arkansas (2007-2009)

Professional Conferences and Publications

“‘everyday you wake you raise the dead:’ Poetry, Protest, and Decolonizing the American Canon.” Refrigerated Culture and Pluralism: A Literary Perspective, Vernon Press, 2021. (Pending publication) 

“Experimental Forms and Identity Politics in 21st Century American Poetry.” Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, 2021.

“Children of the Land: Immigrant Perspectives as Counternarratives.” American Literary Association Conference 2021

“Experimental Forms and Identity Politics in 21st Century American Poetry.” Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference 2021

“Who Put This Song On?: How Playing it Safe Norms the Conservative White Experience.” Conference for College Teachers of English 2020

“Ebony Stewart: Transforming Lived Experiences into Award-Winning Literature.” Teachers of College English Association Conference 2020

“Professional Distance: Maintaining an Active Presence in Creative Disciplines as a Community College Professor.” Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Conference 2019

Book Publications

The Kaleidoscope Sisters, Kaylie Jones Books
They Rewrote Themselves Legendary, Timbermouse Publishing
Universe in the Key of Matryoshka, Timbermouse Publishing