Faculty

Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Nafissa Thompson-Spires earned a PhD from Vanderbilt University and an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work has appeared in Lunch Ticket, East Bay Review, Compose, Blinders, FLOW, The Feminist Wire, and other publications. Her short story "Heads of the Colored People: Four Fancy Sketches, Two Chalk Outlines, and No Apology" won Story Quarterly's 2016 Fiction Prize, judged by Mat Johnson.

Contact Info

Office

African-American Studies 302

Email

thmpsns2@illinois.edu