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Mairead Case

Teaching Assistant Professor, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Dr. Mairead Case (she, her) is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Department at the Colorado School of Mines. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies and French from the University of Notre Dame, an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in English and Literary Arts from the University of Denver, where her research focused on writing pedagogies, poetry and narrative, tragedy, and the 13th Amendment.

The author of the books Tiny and See You in the Morning (featherproof) and the chapbook TENDERNESS (Meekling), Dr. Case has bylines in publications including POETRY, JSTOR Daily, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Best American Comics. Selected work includes exhibitions, readings, and panels at the Whitney Biennial (with Neighborhood Public Radio), MCA Chicago, AWP, the Museum of Pop Culture, and the Naropa Summer Writing Program; program co-direction for the Poetry Foundation and the Bronx Museum; and project editing for the Public Media Institute and Third Man Records.

Dr. Case has taught writing, rhetoric, poetry, and literature at the University of Denver, the University of Colorado-Boulder, Naropa University, Denver Public Schools, Chicago Public Libraries, the Poetry Foundation, and the Denver Women’s and Centennial Jails. She has been a Legal Observer for the National Lawyers’ Guild for over twenty years and serves as a coach for PEN America’s Incarcerated Writers’ Bureau.

Curriculum Vitae


HASS 100 – Nature and Human Values
HASS 303 – Foundations: The Art and Craft of the Creative Writing Workshop
HASS 301 – Intermediate Poetry Workshop
HASS 404 – Women, Literature, and Society


Stratton Hall 320