Karen Houppert, New Associate Director, MA in Writing Program

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Karen Houppert

Karen Houppert

The Writing Program is very pleased to announce that Karen Houppert has joined the MA in Writing program at Johns Hopkins University as the program’s new Associate Director.

An award-winning teacher and writer, Karen has extensive, distinguished publications to her credit. She is the author of The Curse, Confronting the Last Unmentionable Taboo: Menstruation (FSG); Home Fires Burning: Married to the Military — For Better or Worse (Ballantine); and Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice (The New Press). She is a former staff writer for The Village Voice and a contributing writer for The Washington Post, with numerous publications as well in periodicals such as The Nation, The New York Times, Slate, and Salon. She comes to the program directly from her position as editor-in-chief of Baltimore City Paper.

Karen received her MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College and was formerly an Assistant Professor at Morgan State University.

Over the next few months and beyond, in addition to teaching, Karen will take over advising duties for all nonfiction students. Please contact her directly at khouppe1@jhu.edu.