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Christina Wood

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PhD Candidate, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Digi Lab Coordinator

Christina Wood is a PhD candidate and graduate instructor in English and Creative Writing at UGA. Her fiction has appeared recently in the Paris Review, McSweeney's, Granta, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Sewanee Review, and other journals. Her story "The Astronaut" won the 2018 Shirley Jackson Award for short fiction and received a “Distinguished Stories” mention in the 2019 Best American Short Stories anthology.

She has attended residencies at Spruceton Inn, The Hambidge Center, and The Wellstone Center in the Redwoods.

In the past, she was the Assistant Editor of Dorothy, a publishing project and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where, post-graduation, she was the Junior Fellow for Fiction.


BA, UC San Diego

MFA, Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests:

Climate Fiction, Place Studies, Environmental Uncanny, Fabulism, Ecofeminism, Feminist Ethics, Contemporary Fiction


deGroot Foundation Writer of Note Grant, 2023

Appleby Doctoral Award, UGA, 2023

Future Faculty Program, 2023

Jane Mulkey and Rufus Green Graduate Fellowship, 2022-2023

Willson Center Graduate Research Award, 2022

Hambidge Center Fellowship awardee (month-long residency), 2022

Jane Mulkey and Rufus Green Graduate Fellowship, 2021-2022

Willson Center Shelter Scholarship awardee, Spring 2021

Willson Center Shelter Scholarship awardee, Fall 2021

Shelter Project Micro-Fellowship awardee, 2020

Spruceton Inn Artist Residency awardee, 2019




Events featuring Christina Wood
Graduate Reading Room, Third Floor, Main Library

The University of Georgia Creative Writing Program presents a reading and book signing with Ana Božičević, the program’s 2024 Diann Blakely Visiting Poet. This free event is open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

Ana Božičević is a poet and writer. She grew up in Zadar,…

Articles Featuring Christina Wood

UGA Creative Writing Program Ph.D. candidate Christina Wood has received a Writer of Note grant from the deGroot Foundation in support of her novel-in-progress, Escapes. Set in the mid-coastal town of Cambria, California, Escapes follows…

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