Stephanie Schoellman, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, English

Stephanie Schoellman


Stephanie Schoellman, Ph.D. has degrees in English and Creative Writing from UTSA, Our Lady of the Lake University, and Schreiner University, along with graduate certifications in Creative Writing and Rhetoric and Composition. Her dissertation, Dis(curse)ive Discourses of Empire, introduces the concept of Hinterland Gothics and cross-culturally analyzes how Young Adult and New Adult authors from various locations of Empire (Ireland, the mestizx borderlands, and the Black Diaspora) appropriate Gothic discourse to intersectionally critique hegemonic forces and decolonize the Gothic Imagination.

Recent publications include a co-authored article in Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora, “Speculative Sankofarration: Haunting Black Women in Contemporary Horror Fiction,” and multiple contributions to the Black Speculative Arts Archive. Her creative works have appeared in F(r)iction Online, Texas’s Best Emerging Poets, Voices de la Luna, and various college literary journals. In addition to her scholarly interests, she also writes and directs community dramatic productions in Hondo.

Her passion is using the literary arts to transform personal and political realities; her joys are snuggling with her two dachshunds, drinking coffee and tea, and going on ghost tours.


  • American Literature 1945-Present
  • American Literature I and II
  • African American Literature
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Short Screenplay
  • Poetry
  • Advanced Fiction
  • Technical Writing 
  • Composition I and II 
  • Advanced Professional Writing and Creative Non-Fiction

Research Interests

  • American Literature
  • Decolonial Theory
  • Creative Writing

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