Professional Journeys Discussion with Jason England
Thursday, October 22, 2020
4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. EDT on Zoom
Register here. Registration for direct participation in the Zoom talk and discussion is reserved for the Carnegie Mellon community. We encourage others to watch the live stream of the event on our Facebook page.
Join us to learn more about the professional journey of Jason England, an Assistant Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.
About Jason England
I was born and raised in New York City, where I spent my youth between a welfare hotel for the homeless in Times Square and a Harlem housing project. I have been a soda salesperson, a camp counselor, a parking lot attendant, a waiter, a bartender, a civil rights activist, a dean of college admissions, an adjunct professor, a visiting lecturer, and a distinguished lecturer. I graduated from Wesleyan University with high honors and three awards for fiction; got my MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop; and was the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute. My short fiction has been anthologized, and my essays on race, sports, and societal issues have appeared in various publications, including Sports Illustrated, The Root, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. I am concurrently finishing my first novel and a collection of essays.
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