Juliane Okot BitekBlack Studies, Gender Studies, and English are delighted to share Juliane Okot Bitek will be joining us as Assistant Professor of Black Creative Writing!

Juliane is a poet-scholar whose 100 Days, a collection of poetry on how to remember the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, won the 2017 Glenna Luschie Prize for African Poetry and the 2017 INDIEFAB Book of the Year (Poetry) award. It was also nominated for several writing prizes. Juliane's most recent writings include: "What Choices between Nightmares: Intersecting Local, Global and Intimate Stories of Pain in Peacebuilding" Peacebuilding and the Arts (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2020); "Conversations at the Crossroads: Indigenous and Black Writers Talk" Ariel: A Review of International English LIterature (2020) and "Treachery as Colonial Intent: A Poetic Response Critical African Studies (2021).