Juliana M Spahr

Juliana Spahr
Professor of English
Dean of Graduate Studies
Mills Hall 315

Professional Interests: Poetry and poetics, cultural studies, anti-colonial literature and theory

Curriculum Vitae


At Mills Since 2003


Juliana Spahr is a poet & scholar of 20th c. literature. Her poetry moves between lyricism, explanatory prose, and theoretical discussion. In her most recent book, That Winter The Wolf Came, concerns global struggle, especially those located at the intersection of ecological and economic catastrophe. Previous to this, she has published four full-length collections of poems and two books of prose that might be memoirs. Dr. Spahr's scholarly work is about literature’s complicated role in political movements.


  • BA, Bard College
  • PhD, State University of New York, Buffalo

Courses Taught

  • ENG 011: Craft of Creative Writing
  • ENG 056: Poetry Workshop I
  • ENG 111: Craft of Creative Writing
  • ENG 170: Poetry Workshop II
  • ENG 204: The Craft of Poetry
  • ENG 238A: Flex MFA: Workshop
  • ENG 238C: Flex MFA: Craft of Poetry
  • ENG 238D: Flex MFA: Literature
  • ENG 238E: Flex MFA: Community Engagement Project
  • ENG 250: Thesis for the MFA Degree
  • ENG 270: Graduate Poetry Workshop