I Am


Emily Hipchen earned her Ph.D. in English, specializing in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, from the University of Georgia in 1996.  Later, her research interests shifted toward auto/biography and the production of creative nonfiction.  Her memoir, Coming Apart Together: Fragments from an Adoption, published in 2005, details her reunion with her birth family.  In 2008 she was named a J. William Fulbright Scholar, which she used to teach creative writing at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur. Currently, Dr. Hipchen’s interests outside the classroom include editing two journals of literary criticism, a/b Auto/Biography Studies and Adoption & Culture: The Interdisciplinary Journal of the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture, and several anthologies of academic essays, most recently Inhabiting La Patria: Identity, Agency, and Antojo in the Work of Julia Alvarez (SUNY, 2013), writing creative nonfiction and poetry, and keeping chickens.

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Research Interests


-Creative Nonfiction

-Adoption & Culture

-Eighteenth Century British Literature

-Academic Editing

Other Places

a/b Auto/Biography Studies

ASAC: The Alliance for the Study of Adoption & Culture


© Emily Hipchen 2014