Donald Quist

PhD Candidate
Research and Teaching

Areas of Study

  • Creative Writing


Research interests include African Diaspora Studies, Post 45 Literature, Geopolitical Fiction, Assemblage Theory, Thirdspace Theory.


Pronouns: he/him

Donald Quist is author of the linked story collection For Other Ghosts and the essay collection Harbors, a Foreword INDIES Bronze Winner and International Book Awards Finalist. His writing has appeared in AGNI, Poets & Writers, North American Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, and was Notable in Best American Essays 2018. He is also creator of the online nonfiction series PAST TEN. Donald has received fellowships from Sundress Academy for the Arts and Kimbilio Fiction. He earned his MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is currently a Gus T. Ridgel fellow in the English PhD program at University of Missouri.