CV lite


2022: Kenyon Review’s Writers Workshop for Teachers
2022: Stanford University SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawaiʻi
2018: VONA fellow, memoir workshop with Beth Bich Minh Nguyen
2017: PhD, English & creative writing, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
2010: MA, English & creative writing, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
2004: BA, individualized study, New York University, magna cum laude
2003: Summer, political science & language, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
2000: Summer, screenwriting, University of Southern California
1999: Summer, creative writing, University of Cambridge


2023: Lynn Levinson Enrichment Fund grant recipient in support of “Becoming Apparent: Speculative Nonfiction on Parenthood” (chapbook project)
2020: Disquiet Literary Contest (long list), The Writer magazine’s Essay Contest (finalist), Blue Earth Review’s Flash Creative Nonfiction Prize (runner up)
2019: StoryQuarterly’s Fourth Annual Nonfiction Prize (first runner-up), 2040 Books James Alan McPherson Award (finalist), Autumn House Nonfiction Contest (finalist), C&R Book’s Awards for CNF/Memoir (short list)
2017: 2017-2018 COG Page to Screen Award (winner)
2014: J. Watumull Scholarship for the Study of India
2014: John Young Scholarship in the Arts
2013–2014: Jagdish P. Sharma Memorial Scholarship
2010: Myrle Clark Award for Creative Writing
2004: New York University Founder’s Day Award



  • August 2018–Present: English Teacher, Punahou Academy, Honolulu
    • Courses taught:
      • ENG 3/4: Creative Nonfiction & Scientific Storytelling (creative writing course)
      • ENG 3/4: Identity & Culture (creative writing course)
      • ENG 3/4: Magical Realism (literature and creative writing course)
      • ENG 3/4: Writing with Clarity & Grace (creative nonfiction writing and composition course)
      • ENG 3: American Literature–Dream & Disillusion (literature course)
      • ENG 2: Global Sustainability by Design: Asian Studies (cotaught transdisciplinary course, social studies and English)
      • ENG 2: Sophomore English
      • ENG 2: Visual Storytelling (cotaught transdisciplinary course, studio art and English)
  • August 2012–August 2016: Instructor, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu
    • Courses taught:
      • ENG 313: Types of Creative Writing: Truth & Lies in Storytelling–Fiction & Creative Nonfiction
      • ENG 311: Autobiographical Writing–Memoir
      • ENG 273: Introduction to Memoir
      • ENG 273: Introduction to Fiction
      • ENG 200: Advanced Composition
      • ENG 100: Composition
  • September 2013–July 2016: Memoir Instructor, Kāhala Nui Continuing Care Retirement Community, Honolulu
  • January 2011–May 2012: Lecturer, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn
    • Courses taught:
      • Community Health and Human Services 403: Liberal Arts
      • General Studies 402: Critical Thinking for Professionals
  • December 2010–February 2011: Tutor, Champion Learning Center, New York City
  • September 2008–May 2010: Teaching Assistant/Graduate Assistant/Mentor, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu
  • September 2008–May 2009: Tutor, Juku Tutorial Institute, Honolulu
  • January–June 2006: Aide to Instructor, The Mercy Center, The Bronx



For a list of Anjoli Roy’s publications, click here.