Hayli Cox

Hayli Cox
Graduate Instructor
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BA in English & 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 second year PhD student creative writing and women’s and gender studies at The University of Missouri-Columbia, though she's really a Michigander. She primarily writes speculative fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction essays. Her work has found homes in Hippocampus Magazine, Paper Darts, DIAGRAM, Crab Fat Magazine, Sundog Lit, and others. In her free time Hayli paints, builds with Lego, critter watches, and seeks out bodies of water.

Awards and Honors
  • 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