Kris Brandenburger

MFA Faculty Member

Kris Brandenburger, PhD, is a faculty member in CIIS' MFA in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts program and MFA in Writing and Consciousness program. She earned a doctorate in Humanities from CIIS. Her dissertation, "The Reddest Rose Unfolds: a girl's own fish stories," is a multiple genre creative writing piece. Her work has appeared in Zyzzyva, Violet Ink, the L.A. Review and several anthologies.

Kris has performed text-sound work at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music; The University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Ohlone College, Fremont; The Michigan Women's Music Festival and several local clubs.

She founded The Feminist Bookie, An Author's Agency-the first West Coast literary agency dedicated to feminist writers. She was also the founder of Select Electrics, a workshop for the repair of electrical systems on vintage race cars and museum quality restorations.

As owner/technician of Select Electrics she was asked to present in "Women's Car Links" at the Oakland Museum of California. Her interests are eclectic and centered in the intersections of the literary, visual and intellectual arts. She sees teaching as the ideal learning vehicle.

Kris Brandenburger hosts an artists salon at CIIS on March 27. She will be joined by visual artists/writer, Tim Stapleton