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Catina Bacote
Assistant Professor of English
Phone: (860) 297-2466 Office Location: 115 Vernon Street
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Trinity College faculty member since 2022
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Degrees:
M.F.A., Univ. of Iowa
M.A., Teachers College Columbia Univ
B.A., Wesleyan Univ.

Catina Bacote is a nonfiction writer from New Haven, Connecticut, and her current book project chronicles the lasting impact of the illegal drug trade on families and communities. She is a 2021-23 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow and a 2021-22 American Association of University Women Fellow. Her essays have appeared in the anthology This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home, Ploughshares, Tin House, Gettysburg Review, TriQuarterly, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. Her work has been supported by writing residencies such as Hedgebrook, MacDowell, Blue Mountain, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Ragdale, where she received the Alice Judson Hayes Social Justice Fellowship. In her creative writing and literature courses, she invites students to investigate their deepest concerns and curiosities and use their moral imaginations to engage with the world around them. Her recent criticism includes “The Funk of Defiance, The Freedom of Refusal” for the anthology Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction, and this year she moderated the panel “Teaching Toward Justice: Student Voice and Power in Creative Writing” for the Bedell Nonfiction Now Conference in Wellington, New Zealand.