Samantha Mabry is returning to the Hilltop after having taught for almost a decade at El Centro College. Over the years, she has instructed students of all ages and from a variety of different backgrounds. All of her students have made a profound impact on her, and have challenged her to be a better teacher, citizen, parent, and friend.
Samantha is also a writer, having published three novels through Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, including All the Wind in the World, which was nominated for a National Book Award in 2017, and most recently, Tigers, Not Daughters. Her short work has been anthologized and has appeared in D Magazine’s summer fiction issues.
In addition, Samantha is an SMU alumna, having graduated magna cum laude with Departmental Distinction in English in 2003 (for anyone who might be interested, her project for Distinction involved a study of the function of mobs and riots in Shakespeare's Roman plays). She went on to complete her M.A. in English at Boston College, graduating in 2006.
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