Alison Turner

Alison grew up in the mountains of Colorado, where she learned to endure large amounts of time in inclement weather waiting for buses. She is a PhD candidate in Literary Studies at the University of Denver interested in community literacy, historical fiction of the American Old West, community-engaged scholarship, and archives. Her critical work appears in Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, and she has essays forthcoming in Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture, Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric, and American Archivist. 

Dissertation working title:Documents of Agreement in Erdrich, Kingston, and Luiselli: Unsettling the American Old West”