Education 

 

2020 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Poetry

Columbia University, School of the Arts. New York, New York 

 

2018 Master of Arts in Environmental Humanities 

The University of Utah, College of Humanities. Salt Lake City, Utah | 3.9/ 4.0 

 

2015 Honors Bachelor of Science, Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature 

Bachelor of Arts, Gender & Sexuality Studies 

Minor in Urban Ecology 

The University of Utah. Salt Lake City, Utah | 3.65/4.0

Professional Academic Appointments 

 

Associate Instructor, College of Engineering, University of Utah              

Spring & Summer 2017 

Taught three sections of technical writing & professional communication skills to engineering undergraduates. Development & implementation of curriculum | Construction & design of assignments | Logically- sequenced lectures | Appointments with students | Commentary-oriented grading. 

 

Research Fellow, College of Humanities, University of Utah

Fall 2016 - Fall 2018

Taught four semesters of undergraduate intermediate writing. Using writing as a conduit, my teaching focused on the development of  self-reflection, civic engagement, & critical thinking. 

 

Teacher’s Assistant, College of Humanities, University of Utah              

Spring & Summer 2016 

Assisted program director, Dr. Jeffrey McCarthy with social media strategies & guiding first-year students through orientation & curriculum management.

 

Courses Taught 

 

WRTG 2010-065 Intermediate Writing Fall 2017

ME EN 3400-01 Professional Communication for Mechanical Engineers Summer 2017

ME EN 3400-01 Professional Communication for Mechanical Engineers Spring 2017

MSE 5090-001 Case Studies in Material Engineering Spring 2017

WRTG 2010-015 Intermediate Writing Spring 2017

WRTG 2010-017 Intermediate Writing Fall 2016

WRTG 2010-022 Intermediate Writing Fall 2016

Academic Interests: 20th Century Poetry,  Environmental Humanities, Transnational Feminisms, Sexuality Studies, Queer Ecology,  Climate Studies, Visual & Material Culture, Aesthetic Criticism, & Urban Ecology. 

 

Awards & Residencies

 

2020 Winner of the Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize

2020 Kundiman Poetry Fellow 

2019 Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, “Your Love, the Animal” 

2019 Writer-in- Residence, Crush Curatorial/ HesseFlatow. Amagansett, NY

2019 Linda Corrente Memorial Prize

2019 Chosen as Columbia University's Representative to Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival  

2017 Writer’s Retreat, Centennial Valley, MT 

2015 Full Fellowship for Environmental Humanities 

2015 Craig Arnold Memorial Prize

2015 Runner-up of Judith Khan Memorial Prize

2013 Dolores Clara Heurta Award for Grassroots Activism

 © 2020 by  Jai Hamid Bashir 

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