Chidelia Edochie teaches courses on academic writing, creative writing, migrant experiences depicted in film & literature, and more.
Her work has been published in Gulf Coast Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Passages North, The Journal, Los Angeles Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Camera Obscura, and the New Rivers Press Anthology American Fiction: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers.
Chidelia’s creative writing has also won numerous awards, including Notable Story in Best American Short Stories (edited by Elizabeth Strout) and Top 25 honors in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. Her other writing awards include the Joan Jakobson Award “given to writers of unusual promise” granted by the Wesleyan Writers Conference, a literary grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, and a fiction scholarship granted by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).
Research & Writing Interests
- English writing pedagogy for nonnative speakers
- History of expatriate, immigrant, and refugee communities in China, with a focus on Jewish and African migrant waves
- Fiction and screenwriting
- Writing As Inquiry
- Introduction to Creative Writing
- Perspectives on Humanities: Expatriate, Immigrant, Refugee
- Global Perspectives on Society: The Writing Workshop
- Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
- Bachelor of Arts, Romance Languages (major), Political Science (minor)
New York University