About Stephanie Hammer


Stephanie Hammer grew up in New York City.  She attended an expensive private girls' school and then went to Smith College, where she received a B.A. in English.  She received a University Fellowship to study Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis.  She received her M.A. there and completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Hammer has also studied at the University of Geneva, the University of Montpelier, the Humboldt University, and Middlbebury College.  An incurable learner, Hammer is now a MFA student with the Whidbey Island Writers' Association.   

A holder of two distinguished teaching awards, Hammer has developped a unique teaching methodology that meshes the critical and creative and that engages students in active ownership of the learning process.  Affiliated with UC Riverside, she has also held visiting positions at UCLA, UC Irvine, and most recently at Pitzer College, where she served as Writer in Residence.


Hammer has published in the Bellevue Literary Review, the Red Rock Review, Argestes, Square Lake, the Cafe Irreal, CRATE, and Rhapsoidia, among other venues.  Visit the showroom for links to some of her online publications.


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