Carolyn Cooke Carolyn Cooke

Professor and Department Chair
Writing, Consciousness and Creative Inquiry

Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation

MFA, Columbia University

Carolyn Cooke  (MFA, Columbia University, BA, Smith College) is the author of two collections of short fiction and a novel.  Her most recent book, Amor and Psycho, was named one of the ten best books of 2013 by Publishers Weekly.  Her novel, Daughters of the Revolution, was named one of the ten best books of 2011 by The San Francisco Chronicle and one of the Reviewers' Favorite novels of that year by The New Yorker Magazine. Her debut collection of fiction, The Bostons (Houghton Mifflin), was a winner of the 2002-2004 PEN/ Bingham Award, a finalist for the PEN/L.L. Winship Award, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.

Her fiction has appeared in AGNI, Gargoyle, The Gettysburg Review, The Idaho Review, Mission at Tenth Inter-Arts Journal, New England Review, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, StoryQuarterly and in two volumes each of Best American Short Stories and The PEN/ O. Henry Prize Stories. Her nonfiction and reviews have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Contemporary Literary Criticism and The Nation. A recipient of fellowships from Bread Loaf, the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Djerassi Foundation, Macdowell, Ucross Foundation, Virginia Studio Center and the Corporation of Yaddo, she directs the interdisciplinary MFA Programs at CIIS.

Carolyn Cooke
Professor and Department Chair for Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts MFA Program Writing and Consciousness MFA Program Theatre-Performance Making MFA Program

The MFA Programs are part of the School of Consciousness and Transformation.

Website:  www.carolyncooke.com
E-Mail:  ccooke@ciis.edu
Phone: 415-575-3485

MFA office: 551

Teaching Interests: Contemporary fiction, nonfiction and hybrid works; MFA project advising on book-length projects

 

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MFA Faculty

Randall Babtkis Randall Babtkis
Adjunct Associate Professor, Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation , MFA, Columbia University
Anne Bluethenthal Anne Bluethenthal
Associate Professor, Writing, Consciousness, and Creative Inquiry
Masters of Fine Arts, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MFA, New College of California ,
Carolyn Cooke Carolyn Cooke
Professor and Department Chair , Writing, Consciousness and Creative Inquiry
Masters of Fine Arts, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MFA, Columbia University,
Rob Daniels Rob Daniels
Senior Lecturer in TheatreProgramme Coordinator: MA Performance, Master of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation, MA in Drama by Practice as Research, University of Kent: Canterbury; BA (Hons.) Performance Studies (1st class), University of Northampton
Neil Freese Neil Freese
Adjunct Lecturer, Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation,
Christian L. Frock Christian L. Frock
Adjunct Assistant Professor , Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation , MA, University of London
Mark Jackson Mark Jackson
Assistant Professor, Theater and Performance Making
Masters of Fine Arts, School of Consciousness and Transformation
BA, San Francisco State University,
Stephanie Anne Johnson Stephanie Anne Johnson
Adjunct Professor , Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation ,
Tomiko Jones Tomiko Jones
Visiting Artist and Curator in Residence , Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation , MFA, University of Arizona
Cindy Shearer Cindy Shearer
Professor, Writing, Consciousness, and Creative Inquiry
Masters of Fine Arts, School of Consciousness and Transformation
PhD, State University of New York, Albany,
Erika Chong Shuch Erika Chong Shuch
Associate Professor, Theater and Performance Making
Masters of Fine Arts, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MFA, New College of California ,
Pireeni Sundaralingam Pireeni Sundaralingam
Adjunct Associate Professor , Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation , PhD, University of Oxford
Deirdre Visser Deirdre Visser
Curator of Arts at CIIS, Writing, Consciousness, and Creative Inquiry
Masters of Fine Arts, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MFA, University of California, Irvine,
Zara Zimbardo Zara Zimbardo
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies
Masters of Fine Arts Programs, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,

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