Marisa Milanese

Senior Lecturer


100 Bay State Road, Room 333

Spring Office Hours

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
and by appointment


2002 M.A. San Francisco State University (English, emphasis in Creative Writing)
1993 B.A. Stanford University (English, emphasis in Creative Writing)


Marisa Milanese joined the Writing Program faculty in 2005 and has taught seminars on American short fiction, literary journalism, and education theory. Her seminar on documentary film (“Documentary Film: History, Theory, and Form”) broadly introduces students to the genre, and her latest course, “Global Documentary,” emphasizes cross-cultural representation and theories of ethnography. A longtime freelance journalist, Milanese has written for the Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, Stanford, Travel and Leisure, Elle, and the San Jose Mercury News among others. In 2012, she was awarded Boston University’s Metcalf Award for Teaching Excellence.

Alumni Association Awards for Writing Excellence

Four graduating CAS seniors will be presented with these awards at this year's Class Day ceremony. Deadline for submissions is April 23.

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Fall 2014 Course Catalog

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