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Mihaela Moscaliuc, PhD

Assistant Professor

Graduate Faculty

Career Advising Mentor

PhD, University of Maryland College Park

MFA, New England College

MA, Salisbury University

Office: Wilson Annex, Room 021

Phone: 732-571-3621


Fall 2018 Courses:

EN 216 Illness in Lit

EN 425 Postcolonial Lit

Regularly Taught Courses:

EN 216 Illness in Literature

EN 229 Non Europe Lit in Eng

EN 533 Lit of Immigration

FYS EN 101 Coming of Age in the Modern World

Research Interests:

World Literature; 20th & 21st Century American Immigration and Ethnic Literature; Creative Writing (Poetry); Roma/Gypsy Studies; Narrative Medicine; Translation Theory & Practice.



Editor of Insane Devotion: On the Writing of Gerald Stern (Trinity University Press, 2016)

Immigrant Model (University of Pittsburg Press, 2015) - Poetry

Father Dirt (Alice James Books, 2010);

Translator of The Hiss of the Viper, by Carmelia Leonte (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2014)

Co-translator of Death Searches for You a Second Time by Carmelia Leonte [chapbook], (Red Dragonfly Press, 2003).

Scholarly Articles:

“Palimpsestic Intertextualities in ‘A Lost Memory of Delhi’ and ‘The Last Saffron’” in Mad Heart, Be Brave: On the Poetry of Agha Shahid Ali (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming 2017)

“Rage and Radical Empathy,” Introduction to Insane Devotions: On the Writing of Gerald Stern (ed. Mihaela Moscaliuc, Trinity University Press, 2016)

“Dressing like a Gypsy: zuihitsu on the disturbing triumph of the imagination,” Vestoj: The Journal of Sartorial Matters (London: University of the Arts/ London College of Fashion, 2016)

“Trafficking Gypsiness in the 21st Century” in Globalizing Cultures. Theories and Paradigms Revisited (Brill Academic Publishers, “Critical Global Studies" series, 2015)

“Code-switching, Multilanguaging, and Language Alterity” in A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race (University of Georgia Press, 2015)

“Immigrant Dissonance” (essay) in Poems & Their Making: A Conversation (Etruscan Press, 2015)

“Apples” (essay), Prairie Schooner (Winter 2013)

“Killing with Metaphors: Literary Representations of Romani in the East-Central European Imagination” in History of the Literary Cultures in East-Central Europe. Junctures and Disjunctures in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Vol. IV., Eds. Marcel Cornis-Pope and John Neubauer. (John Benjamins, 2010).

“‘Unbecoming, a desperate homesickness/ even at home’: Kimiko Hahn and the Poetics of Exhumation.” in Orient and Orientalisms in American Poetry and Poetics, Eds. Sabine Sielke & Christian Kloeckner (Frankfurt: Lang, 2009).

“Immigrant Narratives as Palimpsestic Translations.” Interculturality and Translation 2 (2006).

“Roma: Carving a Niche in the Theory and Practice of Democracy.” Soundings. An Interdisciplinary Journal LXXXVII (Spring/Summer 2004).

Additional Information:

Recent Grants, Awards, Honors, and Fellowships:

Fulbright Fellowship –University of Iasi, Romania (Spring 2015)

Grant-in-Aid for Creativity, Monmouth University (2013)

Individual Artist Fellowship, New Jersey State Council (2012)

Pushcart Honorable Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXVI (2012)

Two Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Awards (2011 and 2013)

Kinereth Gensler Prize, Alice James Books (2008)


Contest Judge/External Evaluator

Annual Human Rights Essay Contest, U.S. Embassy in Romania, 2015

Junior and Senior Fulbright Awards to the U.S., Romanian Fulbright Commission, 2015

University of Pennsylvania’s 2014 Translation Contest

Trio House First-Book Contest, 2013

North Carolina Poetry Society, Nixon Award, 2012

M.F.A. Thesis Evaluator/ Adjunct Thesis Faculty, Texas State University, 2013



Bio-literary entry (“Al Young”) in African American National Biography (Eds. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Oxford UP, 2007).

Reviews in: Poetry International; The Georgia Review, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, Southern Indiana Review, Marlboro Review, Review Revue, and Western Folklore.

Poems and translations in Connecticut Review, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, Arts & Letters, Mississippi Review, Mid-American Review, The Prague Revue, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Subtropics, Crab Orchard Review, Southern California Anthology, Great River Review, Meridians, The English Record, Great River Review, Spillway, Poezia, and elsewhere.