Jeannie Vanasco

Assistant Professor of English


Contact Information

LA 5333
MON, WED, THUR 5:00-6:00


Hunter College, M.F.A. (Memoir), 2015
New York University, M.F.A. (Poetry), 2013
Northwestern University, B.A. (Creative Writing - Poetry and Fiction), 2006

Areas of Expertise

Creative Writing


Jeannie Vanasco is the author of the memoirs The Glass Eye and ​Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl. Featured by Poets & Writers as one of the five best literary nonfiction debuts of 2017, The Glass Eye was also selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, an Indies Introduce Pick, and an Indie Next Pick. Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl will be published in October, 2019. 

Her nonfiction has appeared in The Believer, the New York Times​ Modern Love,, and the Times Literary Supplement, and her essays have twice been named notable selections in Best American Essays. Her poetry has appeared in Little StarPoet's CountryPrairie Schooner, and elsewhere, and her poetry honors include an Emerging Poets Fellowship from Poets House and an Amy Award from Poets & Writers. 

Courses FALL 2019

  • ENGL 414 Editing the Literary Magazine I
  • ENGL 485 Capstone Seminar in English Studies
  • PRWR 670 Topics in Writing