Caren Beilin

Assistant Professor

Guilford 311

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Specialty: English Program Faculty

I write at an intersection of New Narrative, Feminism, and Narrative Medicine. I’m the author of Revenge of the Scapegoat (Dorothy, 2022), winner of the Vermont Book Award for Fiction, Blackfishing the IUD (Wolfman Books, 2019), Spain (Rescue Press, 2018), The University of Pennsylvania (Noemi Press, 2014), and Americans, Guests, or Us (Diagram/New Michigan Press, 2012). My novel SEA, POISON is forthcoming from New Directions in 2025.

I hold a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Utah and an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the University of Montana. Find out more about my work at

For my thoughts on why to study literature and creative writing, see: Language– pursuing it– can give you a life.