Rachel Abramowitz

Work History

Work History
Sep 2012 - Oct 2014

Adjunct Instructor

Barnard College

New York, NY

Lead seminar discussion

Help develop close reading, writing, researching, and critical analysis skills

Assess students' participation, critical thought, and writing skills 

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

Instructor

Columbia University

New York, NY

Taught Expository Writing to domestic and international students

Led essay writing workshops with a focus on constructive criticism 

Jan 2009 - Sep 2012

Instructor

University of Oxford

Oxford, England

Provide one-on-one English Literature tutorial instruction

Cultivate student reading, writing, researching, and critical analysis skills

Invited to participate on an admissions panel to assess University applicants

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

Poetry Workshop Leader

Oxford University Poetry Society

Oxford, England

Led weekly poetry workshops of approximately 10 writers

Provided assignments, readings, and critiques of original student work

Assisted in organizing poetry readings by established writers and students 

Sep 2005 - Jun 2007

Instructor

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

Full classroom responsibility for English and Creative Writing Courses

Structured courses and syllabi

Lead discussion and lectured on literature

Jan 2014 - Apr 2014

Intern

The Paris Review

New York, NY

Read and assessed fiction and poetry for publication

Assisted with production tasks such as fact-checking and copy-editing

Wrote weekly for the blog, The Paris Review Daily 

Jan 2012 - Oct 2014

Reviewer

Kirkus Reviews

New York, NY

Write concise, and engaging reviews of independent fiction

Consistently beat project deadlines 

Jan 2013 - Oct 2014

Commissioning Editor

Wave Composition

Oxford, England

Commission poetry and interviews for a quarterly publication

Contribute creative and critical pieces 

Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

Writer

Hyperink Publishing

San Francisco, CA

Wrote e-book guides to literature, psychology, and health

Received a compensation upgrade within weeks for exceeding performance expectations 

Jan 2011 - Dec 2013

Senior Editor and Writer

The Oxonian Review

Oxford, England

Reviewed books of criticism and poetry

Copyedited articles without compromising substance or style

Education

Education
Jan 2015

DPhil/PhD

University of Oxford

DPhil in English Language and Literature

DISSERTATION: "Donald Barthelme and Not-Knowing: 1964-1987"

SUPERVISORS: Professor Ronald Bush and Dr. Thomas Karshan

Jun 2007

MFA

University of Iowa

MFA in Poetry

Jun 2004

BA

Barnard College, Columbia University

BA in English (Major) and Art History (Minor)

Summa Cum Laude

Phi Beta Kappa

Skills

Skills

International

critical

RESEARCHING

adjunct

WORKSHOP

LITERATURE