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Kit Haggard teaches composition at Emerson College, with a focus on the intersection of language and identity. She is the author of a number of critical essays on LGBTQ literature.

In addition, her fiction has appeared with Prairie Schooner, The Kenyon Review, Electric Literature, and The Masters Review, among other places. She is the recipient of the St. Botolph Emerging Artists Award, the Rex Warner Prize, and the Nancy Lynn Schwartz Prize for Fiction.

Prior to joining Emerson College, Haggard worked in publishing in New York City. She teaches fiction at the community non-profit, GrubStreet, and serves as director of the Boston Literary District. 



B.A., Sarah Lawrence College
M.F.A., Emerson College

Areas of Expertise

  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Hearing & Deafness
  • LGBTQIA+ Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Online Education
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Political Communication
  • Writing

Awards & Honors

The Rex Warner Prize


Nancy Lynn Schwartz Prize for Fiction


St. Botolph Emerging Artists Award