Hayli May Cox

Hayli Cox
Graduate Instructor
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BA in English with Full Honors, minor in Biology | Northern Michigan University

MA in Writing and Literature | Northern Michigan University

PhD in English/Creative Writing with WGST minor | University of Missouri (expected 2024)


Research and Teaching

Areas of Study:

  • Creative Writing
  • Women's and Gender Studies in English

Pronouns: she/her

Hayli May Cox is a third year PhD student in creative writing and women’s and gender studies at The University of Missouri-Columbia, though she's really a Michigander. She primarily write speculative fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction essays. In her free time Hayli paints, hikes, builds with Lego, and seeks out bodies of water.

Awards and Honors
  • Gus Reid Award for Outstanding Teaching of Composition | University of Missouri-Columbia Department of English
  • English Graduate Student Fellowship | University of Missouri-Columbia Department of English
  • Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination | MU English Department
  • Pushcart Prize Nomination in Fiction | Sundog Lit
  • Donald E. and Mary Frances Hayden English Fellowship Award | University of Missouri-Columbia Department of English
  • Outstanding Graduating MA Student | Northern Michigan University
  • King-Chaves-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship | Northern Michigan University
  • Excellence in Education Grant | Northern Michigan University