Date of Award

Spring 5-12-2023

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department

English, Writing (The Writing Program)

Additional Affiliations

Creative Nonfiction

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Writing (MFAW)

Degree Type



Who Has the Creator Named is a collection of short and mid-length personal essays and stories that recount family histories and challenges, scandals and drama, while highlighting the resilience, compassion, understanding and care of a close-knit Black family in the Midwest with roots that trace back to the South.


English (en)

Chair and Committee

Edward McPherson

Committee Members

David Schuman, Stephanie Li


Thank you for this opportunity!

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