Elizabeth Rush

Elizabeth Rush
Visiting Lecturer in English
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 401A
Phone: (401) 863-9298

B.A. English, Reed College, 2006.
M.F.A, Southern New Hampshire University, 2010.

Professional Accomplishments
Elizabeth Rush teaches courses on writing and reading literary nonfiction. Her own work explores how humans adapt to changes enacted upon them by forces seemingly beyond their control, from ecological transformation to political revolution. She is the author of Rising: The Unsettling of the American Shore (Milkweed Editions, 2018) and Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar (Global Directions, 2014.) Her work has appeared in Harpers, Granta, Creative Nonfiction, Orion, Guernica, Le Monde Diplomatique and others. Rush is the recipient of fellowships from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Oregon State University’s Spring Creek Project, the Society for Environmental Journalism, the National Society of Science Writers and the Metcalf Institute. In 2016, she was awarded the Howard Foundation Fellowship in creative nonfiction.