Faculty & Staff
Courses Taught: Introduction to Fiction, Creative Writing Workshop, Law & Literature, Law & Hip Hop, Written Communication I and II
Education: JD, George Washington University Law School (2002); MS, Pace University (2001); Certificate in Publishing, New York University (1997); and BA, Morehouse College (1997); additional graduate work in English at Mississippi State University (2005-2006)
Research/Scholarship Interests: Post-soul fiction, flash fiction, law and literature
In addition to being a licensed attorney, Dr. Walker is the author seven novels, five novellas, and three short story collections. His novel Mojo's Guitar was translated into French by Philippe Loubat-Delranc and published by Éditions Autrement in Paris as Il était une fois Morris Jones. His first poetry collection, Most of My Heroes Don't Appear On No Stamp, will be published by The University of Hell Press in early 2019. His fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. He is the recipient of both a 2005 Mississippi Arts Commission/NEA artist grant and a 2006 artist mini-grant, and he has also served as an Artist-in-Residence with the Commission. In addition, he is a past participant in the Hurston-Wright Writers Week Workshop and is the recipient of a fellowship from the Callaloo Writers Workshop. He can be reached via his website, www.ranwalker.com.