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Kristina Reardon

Rhetoric and Composition
Associate Director, Center for Writing / Director, Writer's Workshop

M.F.A. University of New Hampshire; Ph.D. University of Connecticut 

Fields: Writing Centers, Composition Studies, Rhetoric, Creative Writing (Fiction), Comparative/World Literature (20th Century), Human Rights Studies, Translation

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Office Phone: 508-793-2287
Office: Dinand 212
PO Box: WP
Office Hours: Mondays & Thursdays, 3-4 pm (Spring 2021) and by appointment





  • ENGL 400: Theories of Global Englishes
  • ENGL 387: Composition Theory and Pedagogy
  • ENGL 392: Digital Writing and Racial Justice
  • ENGL 121: Critical Reading and Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL 110: Introduction to Academic Writing
  • PSPT 108: Elements of Writing Argument
  • ENGL 100: Introduction to Literary Study (Human Rights in Literature)
  • Montserrat (Global Cluster): Writing Human Rights


Selected Translations

  • Nataša Kramberger's Blackberry Heaven, Litterae Slovenicae. Trans. from Slovene. 2020.
  • Leonora Flis's "Zeroes." World Literature Today. Trans. from Slovene. 2017.
  • Lili Potpara's "Amerika Street." Flash Fiction International (Norton, 2015). Trans. from Slovene. 
  • Carmen Boullosa's "The Jails Take to the Streets." Asymptote. Trans. from Spanish. 2014.
  • Jimena Néspolo's "The Dorado Woman." Brooklyn Rail. Trans. from Spanish. 2014.
  • Miha Mazzini's "The Day of the Living Dead." World Literature Today. Trans. from Slovene. 2014.
  • Carmen Boullosa's "The Vision." World Literature Today. Trans. from Spanish. 2012.
  • Maja Novak's "The Ghosts are Schrodinger Cats." Words Without Borders. Trans. from Slovene with Nina Dolgan. 2012.
  • Silvija Borovnik's "Guti's Stories," Nina Kokelj's "The Beggar," and Suzana Tratnik's "Ana's Note." Slovene Studies. Trans. from Slovene with Jaka Cibej and Matevz Kersnik. 2012. 
  • Carmen Boullosa's "Saint Teresa Visits Beth Israel." PEN/USA Website.  Trans. from Spanish. 2011.

Selected Fiction

  • "Crumbling Walls." The Long River Review. 2017.
  • "Baking Bread." The Foundling Review. 2016.
  • "Build on Sand." The Adirondack Review. 2015.
  • "On Dragon Bridge." The Long River Review. 2015. 
  • "The Girls Jump Into the Pool." theNewerYork. 2014.
  • "Red Wine with a Hint of Shoe." The Journal of Microliterature. 2014.
  • "Providence." Montreal Review. 2012.
  • "In the Desert." Eastown Fiction. 2010.
  • "A Bit of Kindness" and "Easter 1941." Newport Review. 2009.


  • 2019 - National Endowment for the Arts Translation Grant
  • 2017/2020 - Fellowship from the Slovene Book Agency (Javna agencija za knjigo) to the 7th + 10th International Translation Seminar 
  • 2016 - Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grant
  • 2014 - National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Fellowship
  • 2010 - Fulbright grant to Slovenia


  • 2018 - Rado L. Lenček Prize, Society for Slovene Studies, for the best paper written by a graduate student about Slovenia
  • 2018 - AETNA Children's Literature Award, Creative Writing Program, University of Connecticut
  • 2018 - Long River Graduate Writing Award, Creative Writing Program, University of Connecticut
  • 2016 - AETNA Creative Non-Fiction Graduate Award, Creative Writing Program, University of Connecticut
  • 2015 - Graduate Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, University of Connecticut
  • 2014 - Susan Porter Benson Graduate Research Paper Award, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, University of Connecticut
  • 2013 - Borys & Lida S. Bilokur Award in Slavic Studies, Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, University of Connecticut

Involved In

  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies 
  • Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies
  • Worcester Community Writing Center (co-founder)
  • Small Liberal Arts Colleges-Writing Program Administrators (publications sub-committee)
  • Northeast Writing Center Association (past MA representative and conference host)
  • International Writing Center Association
  • Modern Language Association (past member of the Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession)
  • Society for Slovene Studies (secretary)