Publications, Awards, Interviews, Scholarship, Presentations



The Algebra of Snow: a Bedtime Story for My Mother, Main Street Rag, 2012. Kindle publication Nov 2015 Blue Bulls Eye Press.


“5 AM,” The Louisville Review, Spring 2012

“Forgive Us Our Skins: Thoughts on Humanity, Mortality and Small Plastic Food Storage Containers,” Confrontation, Spring 2012

Ivory Towers,” Oxford American, Spring 2011.

“Being Called by the Dark,” Literary Mama, April 3, 2011.

“The Wallrat & Ruined Gentry: Shot But Didn’t Fall Down,” The Baltimore Review,  Spring 2011

“The Orb Weaver,” Cream City Review, 2011

“Four of a Kind,” Iris, Spring 2001

“Go Get ‘Em, Tiger,” June 8, 1999 in

Short Stories

Travelling,” The Hook, May 23, 2006 (First Place Award winner)

“The Algebra of Snow,” Feminist Studies, Summer 1998

“Down by the River,” The Virginia Quarterly Review, Winter 1984


“Real Life with Jennifer Till,” June 2012,

“The Best People We Know in Books,” Sep. 2012,


“Gil Harrington: An Unflinching Gaze,” Iris Magazine, Spring 2011.

“When East Meets West: Profile of Filmmaker Vera Chawla,” Iris Magazine, Spring 2009.

“Beyond the Veil: Iranian and American Women Speak,” Iris Magazine, Fall 2008.

“Finding Your Passion,: Real Simple Editor Kristin van Ogtrop, Iris Magazine, Fall 2007.

“A Change of Heart,” Houstonian Magazine, April 1985


“Philosophers Meet Feminism at ‘The Burning House,’” Short Story, Fall 1995

“Malory/Guinevere: Sexuality as Deconstruction,” Quondam et Futurus: A Journal of Arthurian Interpretations, Summer 1991


For creative work

Selection for the 2012 Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA  2012

Selection for the 2012 Southern Festival of the Book, Nashville, TN. 2012

The Wallrat & Ruined Gentry: Shot But Didn’t Fall Down,” 1st Place in Creative Nonfiction Contest. 2011

Residency at Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia, supported in part by Dave Matthews Band grant. 2011

Residency at Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia. 2008

“The Algebra of Snow” selected as feature of In Good Company, Winter. 2008

Virginia Commission on the Arts Fellowship toWoodhull Institute VCCA seminar. 2006

Winner of The Hook Fiction Contest  2006

Residency at Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia.  2004

Residency at Hambidge Center, Dillard, Georgia 1997

Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee Writers’ Conference, University of the South. 1996

Nomination of The Algebra of Snow for Pushcart Press Editor’s Book Award.Nominated by Casey Fuetsch of Doubleday. 1990

For administrative work

CASE District 3 Awards of Excellence for U.Va. Women’s Center Case Statement and Iris Magazine.  2008

 For scholarship

Participation in NEH Institute, “Roots: The African Background of American Culture through the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade,” U.Va. 1998

Participation in NEH Seminar: “The Road in Literature and Popular Culture.” Vanderbilt University, Dr. Cecelia Tichi, Director. 1996

For teaching

Teaching Excellence Award, University of Houston..A University-wide recognition of teaching excellence. 1989


Readings of The Algebra of Snow in Lake Placid, NY, Charlottesville, VA, Richmond, VA  2012

Diversity Panel Presentation, Jefferson Scholars, University of Virginia, 2010.

“Same or Different? Black and White Women’s Spiritual Quests,” MELUS Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. 1999

“Starting a Women’s Studies Program at an Historically Black College or University,” Roundtable Discussion for Southeast Women’s Studies Association, Fisk University, Nashville. 1993

“The Politics of Image: Lines and Circles and the End of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Paper read at Southeast Women’s Studies Association, Vanderbilt University, Nashville. 1993

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