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Nomi Stone

Nomi Stone

Assistant Professor — Literature and Creative Writing
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Professional Preparation

MFA - Poetry
Warren Wilson College - 2017
PhD - Anthropology
Columbia University - 2016
MPhil - Middle Eastern Studies
Oxford University - 2006
BA - French Literature
Dartmouth College - 2003

Research Areas

Creative Writing, Poetry, Poetics, Documentary Poetics, Queer Poetics, Anthropology, Militarism, American Empire, Iraq
Nomi Stone is an award-winning poet and anthropologist. Author of two full-length poetry collections, Stranger’s Notebook (TriQuarterly 2008) and Kill Class (Tupelo 2019), a finalist for the Julie Suk Award, based on two years of fieldwork she conducted across the Middle East and America. Her first academic monograph (an Atelier Prize Finalist) Pinelandia: An Anthropology and Field Poetics of War and Empire is forthcoming (University of California Press, 2022).

Winner of a Pushcart Prize and a Fulbright, Stone’s poems appear recently in POETRY Magazine, American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, The Nation,The New Republic, The Atlantic, and widely elsewhere. Her anthropological articles have been recently published in Cultural Anthropology and American Ethnologist. She has a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia, an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson, an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford, was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University, teaching across the anthropology and creative writing departments. A section from her third collection of poetry, a hybrid collection about queer kinship, You Could Build a World This Way was recently a finalist for the Bull City Press’s chapbook prize, the Chad Walsh Prize, and the Tomasz Salamun Prize. 

She teaches hybrid cross-disciplinary classes that straddle creative writing, literature, and anthropology. 


Assistant Professor
UT Dallas [2019–Present]
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Princeton University [2016–2019]