Colleen Morrissey is an author, scholar, and teacher from Omaha, Nebraska. She achieved her B.A. in English at the University of Iowa, her M.A. in English literature at the University of Kansas, and her Ph.D. in English Literature at the Ohio State University. Her research explores 19th-century British 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 scholarly writing is forthcoming in Studies in the Novel and elsewhere; her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Southeast Review, Cincinnati Review, and others; her creative nonfiction has appeared in Confrontation; her poetry has appeared in Parcel and Blue Island Review. Complete CV available upon request.