Elissa Washuta

Assistant Professor

Elissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and a nonfiction writer. She is the author of Starvation Mode and My Body is a Book of Rules, named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. With Theresa Warburton, she is the co-editor of the anthology Shapes of Native Nonfiction: Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers. She has recieved fellowships and awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, Creative Capital, Artist Trust, 4Culture, and Potlach Fund. 

Selected Publications

Curriculum Vitae

PDF icon WashutaCV 2019.pdf

Areas of Expertise
  • Creative writing (nonfiction)
  • MFA, Creative Writing (Fiction), University of Washington, 2009
  • BA, English, University of Maryland, 2007

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