Brian Trapp

Visiting Assistant Professor


Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Research and Teaching Interests

Disability Studies, Contemporary Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Transnational LIterature, Modernism, Literary Publishing

Selected Publications

 “Twelve Words,” Personal Essay, The Sun
 “Shower Songs,” Flash Essay, Brevity                  
“Eyes and Ears,” Fiction, Gettysburg Review                                            
 “Michael and Sal,” Fiction, Ninth Letter              
“My City in Two Dog Parks,” Personal Essay, Black Warrior Review
“Liability,” Fiction, Narrative
 “Super Sad True Melting Pot: Re-imagining the Melting Pot in a Transnational World in Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story,” Academic Essay, Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)


Michael and Sal, Novel (in progress)
Twelve Words, Memoir (in progress)

Editorial and Administrative Positions

Fiction Editor, Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction
Director, Kidd Tutorial Program, University of Oregon


Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013
Taft Dissertation Fellow
Georges and Anne Borchardt Scholar, Sewanee Writer’s Conference      
New Ohio Review Fiction Prize
Narrative’s 15 Below 30 List