Catalina Bartlett

292 Bessey Hall
434 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyWriting, Rhetoric, and CulturesFirst Year Writing

Assistant Professor


Catalina Bartlett’s research concentrations include creative writing (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry) crafted through the lens of social justice and decolonizing storytelling. Another concentration is literatures and cultural rhetorics, wherein she focuses on Chicanx/Latinx and Indigenous literatures, land-based literatures, as well food, feminisms, and rhetoric. Her other research concentrations center on diasporic and border theories, women of color feminisms, theories of the body, and affect theory.

Research Areas

Creative Writing, Chicanx Literatures, Theories of the Body


Ph.D., Texas A&M University

MFA, Indiana University

MA, University of California at Berkeley


WRA 101: Writing as Inquiry

WRA 195H: Writing as Inquiry Honors

WRA 341: Nature and Environmental Writing