Amber Nicole Brooks is an interdisciplinary scholar, having studied writing, literature, sociology, history, and STS at the graduate level. She served as the Nonfiction Editor of The Chattahoochee Review from 2013-2020. Her work has appeared in various journals and online magazines. She won third place in the 2007 Playboy College Fiction Contest. In 2016, she received a NISOD Excellence Teaching Award.
She holds an M.F.A. in writing from Georgia State University and an M.S. in History & Sociology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Teaching specialties include composition, creative writing, contemporary fiction, and asynchronous online composition instruction.
Current research specialties include history of medicine, feminist theory and biomedicine, science and technology studies, social and cultural studies of biomedicine, especially contraception and menstrual suppression technologies (devices and pharmaceuticals).
Selected Online Publications
Dr. Battey’s Ovariotomy, 1872-1878 Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History & Rhetoric of Composition
#SuicideGirls: Why I Teach Sylvia Plath The Rumpus
I Believe Love is Largely an Act of Imagination The Establishment
Final Exam: Female Adulthood Muse/A
Imprint Jellyfish Review
Last Mass by Jamie Iredell The Collagist
Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the World The Hooch
The Home Place by J. Drew Lanham The Collagist
Selected Additional Publications
“Kathryn Davis’ The Thin Place: Ambition in Art” GSU Review, Spring 2007
“The ‘Inner Necessity’ of Fiction and Dreams: The Southern Review’s Eudora Welty Prize in Fiction and its Inaugural Winner, Keith Lee Morris” (with Jake Sullins) The Eudora Welty Newsletter, Summer 2007
“Defamiliarization in ‘June Recital’: Adolescent Perception and Suspense” The Eudora Welty Newsletter, Winter 2008
“Daniel Woodrell’s Crime Undone: The Bayou Trilogy and More” The Chattahoochee Review, Winter 2011
“Sarah Goldstein’s Fables” The Southeastern Review, 30.2. April 2012
“Us” The Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies, 44.2, Fall 2013
“Normal” Orange Coast Review, Spring 2014
“The Girl Who Liked Sharp Objects.” Five Points 17.3 Fall 2016
Readings, Presentations, and Talks @ TYCA-GA, TYCA-SE, Rome Summer Reading Series, SAMLA, Georgia Women’s Conference, GCCEA