Andrew Spencer

Graduation Year: 2022



M.A., Texas A&M University; B.A., LeTourneau University

Research Interests

In addition to my creative writing, my scholarship investigates the way late 20th and early 21st century novelists use representations of religion and spirituality to do environmental justice work.



The Rise of an Eco-Spiritual Imaginary: Ecology and Spirituality as Decolonial Protest in Contemporary Multi-Ethnic American Literature


Current Role

English Faculty in the School of Creative Arts, Entertainment, and Design at Dallas College


Peer-Reviewed Article

  • Spencer, Andrew M. “Catholicism as Environmental Protest in Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima and Ana Castillo’s So Far from God.” MELUS. 21 Nov. 2023.


  • Spencer, Andrew and Curtis Hawthorne. Murder in Jefferson: The 1868 Stockade Case, 23 House Publishers, 2012.


  • “Eve” published in 2 Bridges Review, Issue 3, 2013.
  • “Judgment Day Finally Reaches the Deep South” published in Black&White, Fall, 2012.
  • “August” published in Volume 8, Chaffey Review, Fall, 2012.
  • “February” published in Volume 8, Chaffey Review, Fall, 2012.
  • “The Tree” published in Coe Review, Spring 2012.
  • “Grabbed” published in New Plains Review, Spring, 2012.
  • “Retreat” published in Cartographer, Fall, 2011.
  • “Plunge” published in Cartographer, Fall, 2011.




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