Curriculum Vitae

Julie Babcock, Ph.D, MFA

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  • Ph.D. University of Illinois Chicago. (2006)
  • M.F.A. Purdue University. (1998)
  • B.A. University of Cincinnati (1995)


  • University of Michigan, Lecturer, August 2004-present
  • University of Illinois Chicago, Graduate Instructor, August 2001-May 2004
  • Purdue University, GSI (95-98), Lecturer (98-00)



Autoplay (MG Press, Nov. 2014)

  • “Rules for Rearrangement,” and “Sundown.” Western Humanities Review. Vol LXVIII. No. 3. Fall 2014.
  • “Big Boy Ohio.” decomP. September 2014.
  • “The First Call.” Harpur Palate. Vol 14. No. 1. Fall 2014.
  • “Pandora,” and “She Shall Soon Find a Way” Weave. Issue 11. Summer 2014.
  • “Grandmother’s Magic Act” Feast: An Anthology. Black Lawrence Press. Forthcoming.
  • “How to Remove Concrete.” Plume. Forthcoming.
  • “The Grey Goose” and “The Fortuneteller” Gingerbread House. Summer 2013.
  • “Shuffle, Hop, Step,.” h_ngm_n. Issue 15. Summer 2013.
  • “The Cough,” Bateau. Vol. 5. Issue 1. Winter 2013.
  • “Johnny Appleseed Proposes,” The Bakery. Issue 2. July 2012.
  • “The Reluctant Hostess.” Gargoyle. Issue 58. Summer 2012.
  • “Picnic with Grandmother,” and “Grandmother’s Appetite.” The Journal. Vol. 36. No. 1. Winter 2012.
  • “Astronaut Ohio.” Sou’wester. Vol. 40. No. 1. Fall 2011.
  • “The Ice Cream Cemetery.” Slipstream. Issue 31. Fall 2011.
  • “Grandmother Advises the Dodo,” “Grandmother Invites Me In,” “Grandmother Teaches a Class,” and “I Am Let Go (he explained).” PANK. April 2010.
  • Interview with author. PANK. Online. April 2010.
  • “Another Pregnant Chad,” “Bad Writing,” “Insider’s Club,” “Lamaze,” and “Character.” No Tell Motel. August/September 2009.
  • “Church Crossing.” The Apple Valley Review: Journal of Contemporary Literature. Vol. 3. No. 2. Fall 2008.
  • “American Flyers,” “Multiplication.” Spoon River Poetry Review. Vol. 28. No. 1.Winter/Spring 2002.
  • “Dick and Jane Burn the House Down,” “Wolfwoman.” Hayden’s Ferry Review. No. 29. Fall/Winter 2001/2002.
  • “Alice’s History Lesson,” “Pinocchio.” The Iowa Review. Vol. 30. No. 3. Winter 2001.


  • “Host.” Split Lip Magazine. April 2015.
  • “A Game We Played.” The Rumpus. Weekly Subscription-based edition. January 15, 2014.
  • “The Gambler.” Waccamaw. Issue 6. Fall 2010.
  • “Missouri.” Storyglossia. Issue 39. September 2010.
  • “Some of Us.” Corium Magazine. Issue 1. March 2010.
  • “Over Easy.” Necessary Fiction. May 2009.
  • “The Lion’s Den.” MiPOesias. September 2008.
  • “Snark.” Fifth Wednesday Journal. Vol. 2. Spring 2008.


  • University of Akron Poetry Prize, Finalist, Rules for Rearrangement, August 2014.
  • Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize, Finalist, Rules for Rearrangement, July 2014
  • St. Lawrence Book Award, Finalist, Rules for Rearrangement, March 2014
  • BEN Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Nominee, University of Michigan, 2014, 2012, and 2010.
  • BatCat Press Book Award, Finalist, Autoplay, February 2013
  • Pushcart Prize, Nomination, “The Ice Cream Cemetery,” November 2011
  • Vermont Studio Fellowship, Fiction, May 2011
  • Bull City Press First Book Award, Finalist, Astronaut Ohio, February 2011
  • Gerald Cable Book Award, Finalist, Character, Spring 2008
  • Anamnesis Press Poetry Manuscript Competition, Finalist, Amen to Artillery, Spring 2001
  • Indiana Individual Artist Grant, Indiana Arts Commission, Winter 2000/2001


  • Hopwood Awards, Judge for Undergraduate Poetry, University of Michigan. February 2015.
  • Hopwood Awards, Judge for Graduate Poetry, University of Michigan. February 2014.
  • 826 Michigan, Volunteer, February 2010-2012
  • Other Voices, Editorial Staff, August 2002- August 2007
  • Community Presentation and Workshop. “Poetry Workshops,” Indiana Arts Commission, West Lafayette, Indiana. March 6, 2001.
  • Indiana Artist Grant Board. Summer 2000
  • Sycamore Review, Editorial Assistant, August 1997-August 1999


  • Conference Presentation. “Who Are We in the Creative Writing Classroom?: Interventions in the Craft Vs. Context Fight.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). Minneapolis. April 2015.
  • Conference Panel and Reading. Post AWP-Debrief with John Buckley, Scott Beal, Jeff Kass, and Julie Babcock. Arts Center. Saint Peter, MN. April 2015.
  • Visiting Writer and Reader. Co-teaching a writing course and also reading for a University of Illinois Chicago reading series. Feb. 2015.
  • Book Launch Reading. Autoplay. Literati. Ann Arbor, MI. November 2014.
  • Featured Reader. Selections from Autoplay. Midwestern Gothic Series. Benziger Library. Ann Arbor, MI. November 2014.
  • Featured Reader. Poetry and Nonfiction selections. 100 Thousand Poets For Change. The Wurst Bar. Ypsilanti, MI. September 2014.
  • Featured Reader. Poetry Selections from _Autoplay_ and _Rules for Rearrangement_. Cross Street Chronicles Variety Show. Ypsilanti, MI. January 2014.
  • Featured Reader. Poetry Selections from Grandmother Project and _Rules for Rearrangement_. Skazaat Poetry Series. Ann Arbor, MI. November 2013.
  • Colloquium Presentation. “Guiding Students Through Complex Arguments.” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. November 2012.
  • Series Talk. “How I Write.” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. October 2011.
  • Conference Presentation. “Journal Writing and the Confrontation of the Self” in Multi-Genre Pedagogy Panel. AWP. Washington, DC. February 2011.
  • Conference Presentation. Fiction reading of “Numbers.” Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers. Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan. May 2010.
  • Conference Presentation. Fiction reading of “Snark.” 20/21st Century American Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 2009.
  • Conference Presentation. “Women Around the World in New Yorker Fiction.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Cleveland, OH. November 2007.
  • Poetry Reading. Poetry Selections. Chicago Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois. October 2002.
  • Conference Presentation. Readings from Amen to Artillery. 20th Century American Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 22, 2001.

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