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Lauren Osborn

PhD Student, Creative Writing - Fiction

Office: 4th Floor Morrill Hall
Phone: (205) 305-7096

MFA, Creative Writing (Fiction) – Queen’s University of Charlotte

BS, Psychology (Behavioral) - University of Alabama at Birmingham


Areas of Interest
  • Flash Fiction

  • Non-fiction

  • Feminism / Sexuality

  • Neurodiverse Pedagogy

  • Multimodal Pedagogy

  • Entomology in Literature

  • Cognitive Behavioral Psychology

Recent Courses Taught
  • ENGL 1113: Composition I

  • ENGL 1213: Composition II

Selected Publications
  • “Ortolan,” The Cincinnati Review Micro Series, 2021

  • “Sunburn,” Lake Effect, 2021

  • “Boy,” Lost Mountain Media (film optioned), 2021

Selected Conference Presentations
  • Presenter, “Multimodality as a Gateway to Accessibility for Neurodiverse Students”, Panel on teaching diverse student populations, Red River Graduate Student Conference, North Dakota State University. (April, 2021)

Professional Appointments or Professional Service
  • Cimarron Review, Oklahoma State University (2020-2021) Editorial Assistant

  • Creative Writing Association, Oklahoma State University (2021-Current) Secretary

  • The Epic School, Birmingham, AL. (2016) Worked with elementary school giving readings and aiding students in creative writing projects.

  • The Exceptional Foundation, Birmingham, AL. (2016) Worked one-on-one with adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, aiding them in writing and other creative endeavors. 

Current Research
  • Neurodivergent pedagogy

  • Integrating Creative Writing into STEM fields, with special focus on Entomology

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