• WOMN 1500 - Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies in the Humanities
  • WOMN 2540 - Feminisms and Disability in Contemporary Literature
  • WOMN 2540 - 21st Century Feminist Rhetorics 
  • WOMN 2620 - Feminism and Popular Culture


Christine Stewart, who writes as Christine Stewart-Nuñez, is the author of seven books of poetry and one volume of creative nonfiction essays. She’s also edited or co-edited three books, two of which feature both literary and scholarly contributions on their subject matter. Before moving to Winnipeg, she was a professor in the English Department at South Dakota State University and served as South Dakota’s poet laureate from 2019-2021. 


  • PhD (English), Graduate Certificate (Women's and Gender Studies), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
  • MA (English), Arizona State University, 2000
  • BA (summa cum laude) (English, Writing), 7-12 grade teaching endorsement, University of Northern Iowa, 1995


Research interests

  • Creative writing (poetry, creative nonfiction, memoir) 
  • Women's & Gender Studies 
  • Disability Studies
  • Writing place and travel
  • Ekphrastic-based collaborations 

Research summary

Christine teaches and writes at the intersections of literature, disability, and feminisms/gender studies. Experience and inquiry guide typically guide her projects and collaborations. Her writing practices are rooted in the disciplines of creative writing and composition/rhetoric studies. Aristically, she's interested in knowledge: when we know and how we heed it; what meanings we make and what we leave to mystery. She knits moments of heightened sensory experience with tensions emerging from everyday life to explore love and loss and the constellations they illuminate. 

Selected publications

  • Chrysopoeia: Essays of Language, Love, and Place. Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2022.
  • The Poet & The Architect. Poetry. Terrapin Books, 2021.
  • South Dakota in Poems: An Anthology. South Dakota State Poetry Society, 2020.
  • Bluewords Greening. Poetry. Terrapin Books, 2016. Winner of the 2018 Whirling Prize, literature of disability theme.
  • Untrussed. Poetry. University of New Mexico Press, 2016. 
  • Scholars and Poets Talk About Queens. Carole Levin, Editor, and Christine Stewart-Nuñez, Associate Editor. Palgrave MacMillan, 2015. 
  • Action, Influence, Voice: Contemporary South Dakota Women. Editors: Meredith Redlin, Christine Stewart-Nuñez, and Julie Barst. South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, 2015.
  • Keeping Them Alive. Poetry. WordTech Editions, 2011.
  • Postcard on Parchment. Poetry. ABZ Press, 2008. ABZ First Book Prize winner, selected by David Baker.


  • 2021 - UCCS Heller Center Scholar/Artist Fellowship, University of Colorado
  • 2020 - Outstanding Creative Activity Award, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, South Dakota State University
  • 2020 - Woman of Distinction Award - Faculty Category, South Dakota State University
  • 2019 - Outstanding Experiential Learning Educator, South Dakota State University
  • 2018 - Author of the Year, South Dakota Council of Teachers of English


Christine supports other writers at various stages of their writing endeavours. For example, in 2015, she founded the Women Poets Collective (WPC). This group of writers meets once a year to provide developmental advice on each other’s book-length poetry manuscripts. Her responsibilities have included inviting poets; identifying resources and making reservations; scheduling workshops; organizing public readings; and commenting on manuscripts. She has also served as the final judge for an international poetry manuscript contest at a university press, and she regularly reviews manuscripts anonymously for another university press. She also writes published reviews of poetry, creative nonfiction, and memoir. 

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