Colleen Morrissey is an author, scholar, and teacher born in Omaha, Nebraska. She achieved her B.A. in English at the University of Iowa, her M.A. in English at the University of Kansas, and her Ph.D. in English at the Ohio State University. Her research explores literature and culture, women writers, digital media, and media history. She was awarded an O. Henry Prize in 2014 and has been a Best American Short Stories Notable. Her nonfiction, journalism, and scholarly writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Studies in the Novel, BitchMedia, and elsewhere; her fiction has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Southeast Review, Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere; her poetry has appeared in Parcel and Blue Island Review and is forthcoming in Third Coast. Complete CV available upon request.