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Michele Morano

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  • Professor
  • English
  • Faculty
  • 773-325-4087
  • Arts and Letters Hall 312-19

Michele Morano holds a PhD in English and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa. She is the author of two books, the travel memoir Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain and the memoir-in-essays Like Love ( forthcoming in 2020). Her short work has appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Best American Essays, Fourth Genre, Brevity, Ninth Letter, and WaveForm: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women. She has received honors and awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Illinois Arts Council, and the MacDowell Colony, among others.

Dr. Morano teaches undergraduate and graduate creative writing workshops in nonfiction and fiction writing, along with literature courses focused on memoir and international travel. A strong proponent of study abroad, she has led DePaul trips to Spain, India, and Lebanon. She is an ASK (Alumni Seeking Knowledge) mentor, an Academic Integrity Consultant for students at DePaul, and a founding editor of the English Department's Big Shoulders Books. Dr. Morano regularly advises Honors and Masters thesis students in the areas of nonfiction and fiction writing, as well as in multi-modal narrative.