Professor Christi Clancy specializes in suburban literature, eco-criticism, and creative writing pedagogy. Her work has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Glimmer Train Stories and many other publications, including, most recently, the New York Times. Clancy’s novel and creative dissertation addresses issues of spatial proximity, identity, and sense of place. She has also taught courses of her own design in creative writing, animated writing, composition, literature, and literary theory, including a class on creative adaptation titled “From the Short Story to the Big Screen” and a number of expository writing courses, on multidisciplinary topics such as climate change, suburban sprawl, and the American consumer. Clancy has served as Associate Producer of the Poetry Everywhere Project at UW Milwaukee and, before graduate school, worked as a communications manager and marketing specialist.