Marisa Milanese


Interim Associate Director
Senior Lecturer


100 Bay State Road, Room 333
Faculty office hours can be viewed here.


2002 M.A. San Francisco State University (English)
1993 B.A. Stanford University (English)


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.

Book a Writing Consultation

Writing Consultants are available for all CAS WR classes. Appointments can be booked online.
Learn more

Writing Placement

Please visit the Placement page for more information about the online Writing Placement Test.
Click here

Fall 2017 Catalog

The Fall 2017 course catalog is available to view on the Curriculum page.
Click here