Prof. Catina Bacote

Catina Bacote

Assistant Professor

The University of Iowa, M.F.A.
Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A.
Wesleyan University, B.A.


Research focus: Literary nonfiction

Catina Bacote is a 2021-2022 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow. Her nonfiction has been published in PloughsharesTin HouseGettysburg ReviewTriQuarterlyGulf CoastThe CommonDecember MagazinePrairie Schooner, Kweli JournalSouthern California Review, and the anthology This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home. She has been a Writer-in-Residence at the MacDowell Colony where she received the Ann Cox Chambers Long-form Journalism Fellowship, the Ragdale Foundation where she received the Alice Judson Hayes Social Justice Fellowship, Hedgebrook, Headlands Center for the Arts, The Millay Colony, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Willapa Bay, and the Djerassi Resident Artist Program. Her research and writing consider the lasting impact of racism, segregation, and economic oppression on families and communities. Currently, she is at work on a book that draws on personal and social history to explore the consequences of the illegal drug trade. She has taught creative writing and contemporary literature at The University of Iowa and Warren Wilson College before coming to St. John’s University.