Emrys Donaldson

Assistant Professor
(they/them or he/him)
204 Stone Center

Emrys Donaldson is a member of the creative writing faculty who specializes in fiction and nonfiction. Their main areas of research concern speculative ecologies, science fiction, and cli-fi. Their creative work has recently appeared in TriQuarterly, Passages North, Redivider, Fairy Tale Review, and The Rupture, among other venues. Their academic work has appeared in volumes from Lexington Books and Palgrave Macmillan.

Emrys Donaldson

Courses Taught:

  • EH 101 English Composition I
  • EH 105 Enhanced English Composition I
  • EH 201 American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865
  • EH 202 American Literature II: 1865 to Present
  • EH 219 Honors Literature I
  • EH 251 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • EH 351 Creative Writing: Fiction
  • EH 353 Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • EH 354 Creative Writing: Special Topics (Worldbuilding)
  • EH 399 Special Topics
  • EH 423 Alabama Literature
  • INS 365 Queer Arts & Culture Survey (team-taught with Michelle Tailor, Theatre and Film & Matt Hill, English)


  • M.F.A. in Prose from The University of Alabama in 2019
  • B.A. in English from Cornell University in 2012

Other Responsibilities

  • Reading Series Committee Co-Chair
  • Coordinator, Write, Southerners! Reading Series
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Recruitment and P.R. Committee
  • Faculty Adviser, Umbrella Alliance