Kat Gonso is the director of First-Year Writing and associate teaching professor in the English department. As a CTLR faculty scholar, she researches peer review and its impact on the choices student writers make in First-Year Writing and Advanced Writing in the Disciplines courses. Additionally, her research interests include working with multilingual writers, genre theory, and writing program administrator activism. Her creative work has been featured in SmokeLong Quarterly, American Literary Review, Fringe, Corium, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, among others. Her fiction has received two Pushcart nominations (2014, 2015) and she was the winner of The Southeast Review’s World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest. Her chapbook, “Where We Go When We Disappear” was named a semi-finalist in Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook Competition. The same manuscript was also a 2014 semi-finalist in The Florida Review’s Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Contest.
Smokelong Quarterly, The Journal of College Writing, “Where We Go When We Disappear” featured in What If: Writing Exercise for Fiction Writers, The Southeast Review, and American Literary Review
Awards and Honors
- 2015 – 2016 CATLR Faculty Scholars Program participant