Experience and CV

Though currently a local reporter, I have been an experiential educator and facilitator through a local Boy Scout Reservation since 2006, teaching communication skills through rock climbing, high ropes courses, and team-building games. I am also a book reviewer for BookBrowse, have written for a B2B luxury interior design outlet, and write and edit copy for private clients.

I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut in 2012, earning my BA in English with a creative writing concentration and minors in Native American and Indigenous Studies, and Anthropology. While at UConn I worked for the student newspaper, was an editor at the literary magazine, and had an internship under the Aetna Chair of Writing.

I completed my MSc in Literature and Society at the University of Edinburgh in 2014 as a Rotary International Service Above Self Scholar. My dissertation was titled: “Liminality, Transgression, and Moralizing in the Original Fairy Tales of George MacDonald, E. Nesbit, Angela Carter, and Neil Gaiman.” In addition to serving as a peer reviewer and article editor for the post-graduate academic journal Forum, I was a reader for the James Tait Black Memorial Award in nonfiction.

I presented a portion of my dissertation research at the March 2016 NeMLA conference in Hartford, Conn. on the panel Fairy Tales in Society and Culture I: Psychology of Fairy Tales. I was also a panelist on the April 5, 2017 edition of Freshly Squeezed with Colin McEnroe on how language use is changing in society.

My full CV can be found on LinkedIn or here: Anjirbag_CV.