Christina Milletti

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Interim Director, Humanities Institute (2022-23), Associate Professor of English. The institute is a multidisciplinary center within the College of Arts and Sciences that serves as one of the most important entities supporting and promoting the humanities in Western New York.

Christina Milletti’s novel Choke Box: a Fem-Noir won the Juniper Prize for Fiction and was released by University of Massachusetts Press in March 2019. Her fiction and articles have appeared in many journals and anthologies, such as Harcourt's Best New American Voices, the Iowa Review, The Master's Review: Best Emerging Writers, Denver Quarterly, The Cincinnati Review, Alaska Quarterly, American Letters & Commentary, Studies in the Novel, and Fiction’s Present: Situating Narrative Innovation (among other places). Her first book, The Religious & Other Fiction (a collection of stories) was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press, and she has recently completed a new collection, Now You See Her, with the help of a fellowship from UB’s Humanities Institute and a residency at the Marble House Project.

Milletti is an Associate Professor of English at the University at Buffalo where she is the Director of the Creative Writing Program and co-curates the Exhibit X Fiction Series. The series is a showcase for innovative fiction writers that brings the UB and Western New York communities together for a variety of programs that combine student meetings with visiting authors in class and free public readings at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center.