Curriculum Vitae
Noel P. Mariano
(pronouns in use: they/them/their)


Doctorate of Philosophy in English, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (ABD)

Concentration: Poetry/Cultural Studies

Additional areas of concentration/examinations: 20th-Century American Poetry, Asian- American Literature, Latin@-American Literature, Literature of Immigration, Gender & Sexuality, Rhetoric of Participatory Media, Geek Studies, Video Game Studies and the Digital Humanities, Writing & Performance: The Slam, Ethnic Studies, Community Studies, LGBT Studies & Immigration Studies

Specialization/Oral Examination: “Writing the Hyphen: Immigrant-American Literature & Access”

Dissertation (critical): The Story of Us: Narrative and Identity Formation in Modern Video Games

Dissertation (creative): Ghost Games: a Novel in Verse

Master of Fine Arts, University of California, Riverside, CA

Concentration: Poetry/Nonfiction with Chris Abani, Christopher Buckley, Stephanie Hammer, and Mayura Simon,

Secondary Concentration: Gender & Sexuality Studies

Thesis (creative): In the Name of He, She, and I: Poetry & Prose

Thesis Advisor: Chris Abani

Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Riverside, CA

Major in English literature/creative writing, Minor in Media Studies

Academic Positions

Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2017, Critical Race & Identity Studies, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Lecturer, 2011-2016, Ethnic Studies, LGBT Studies, & English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Instructor, 2014-2016, Professional Communication, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

Associate Lecturer, 2013-2014, English, Strayer University, Milwaukee, WI

Lecturer, 2011, English, Bryant & Stratton College, Milwaukee, WI

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2007-2009, English, LGBT Studies & Honors College, University of California-Riverside, Riverside, CA

Fellowships, Honors, and Awards

Dr. Jeff Merrick Leadership Award in Teaching, 2015–University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

First Year Student Success Mentorship Award, 2013; 2014–Student Success Center, UW-Milwaukee

Kundiman Poetry Fellow, 2009–Kundiman Asian American Writers Fellowship

Gluck Fellowship for the Arts, 2007 – 2008; 2008-2009–Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, University of California, Riverside

Lambda Celebration Award for Graduate Student Service, 2007.–University of California, Riverside

Dean’s Graduate Fellowship & Stipend, 2007.–Creative Writing Department, University of California, Riverside

Lectures, Interviews, and National Conference Presentations

Robots Speak Back!: Asian American Speculative Poetry Reading” Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poetry of Provocation & Witness. Reading. 2018

“Reframing Techno-orientalisms: Asian Diasporic Speculative Literatures and Media” WisCon: Feminism & Science Fiction Conference. SF3 -Society for the Furtherance & Study of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Panel. 2017

“Digital Storytelling & Journalism for Social Justice” Youth Excellence in Education. Northwestern University. Lecture. 2016

“Sidekicks and the Rest of Us” The Lit Fantastic: Writer’s Geek Out Radio Podcast KBOO Community Radio. Portland, OR 2016

“Intersectionality 101: Learning the Aspects of Identity” LGBT Discovery Youth Summer Camp. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI. 2016

“Press Start & Game On: Depictions & Reflections on LGBTQ+ Media” LGBT Discovery Youth Summer Camp. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI 2016

“Queer College Life” LGBT Youth Discovery Summer Camp. University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI 2016

“Kuwento: Lost Things. A Discussion of New Myths & Folklore of the Philippines” North American Review Conference. University of Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls, IA, 2015

“In Memoriam: Maya Angelou,” Inclusive Excellence Center. University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI, 2014

“Avatar: The First Gatekeeper. Representation and Community in MMORPGs,” GX2: LGBT Video Game Conference. San Francisco, CA, 2014

“Ain’t She Woman?” Teaching Diversity and Social Justice in the Creative Classroom- Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, Seattle, WA, 2014

“Q-Ink,” Poetry & Story Slam Writing and Performing Workshop Facilitator. UWM LGBT Resource Center & Milwaukee LGBT Resource Center. Milwaukee, WI. 2014

“8-Bit Rainbow: The History of LGBTQ Geek Culture”. UWM Geek Week. Milwaukee, WI, 2014

“Where I’m From: Lyrical Sanctuary,” Inclusive Excellence Center. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI. 2013

“Youth in Revolt(ution),” LGBT Youth Discovery Summer Camp. University of Milwaukee, WI. Milwaukee, WI, 2013

“Everybody Games: Marginalized Identities in Video Gaming Communities.” UWM LGBT+ Graduate Student Research Reception Program. Milwaukee, WI. 2013

“Genderqueerity,” Sex and Gender Spectra Conference. Milwaukee, WI, 2012

“Guess Who’s Straight?: Identity as Performance and Perception,” Common Ground Collective. Milwaukee, WI, 2012

“Queer Asylum: Immigration Reform at Home,” Queer People of Color Conference: Decolonize Your Mind. Riverside, CA, 2011

“Interpretative Fragments: from Diasporic Dust to Memorized Confession,” The Mellon Group Conference, Riverside, CA. Fall 2009.

“Sharing Our Stories: The Coming Out Monologues,” Western Regional LGBTQQIA Conference. Riverside, CA, 2007

Courses Taught

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Beloit College

CRIS 165: Sex & Power (Fall 2017)

Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

LGBT 290: Special Topics-Queer Geekery: Cartoons, Comix, Cosplay & the Rest of Us (Spring 2016)

LGBT 599: Special Topics-Queering Video Games (Spring 2015)

English 233: Introduction to Creative Writing (Fall 2014)

Ethnic 199: Independent Study: Policing the Queer & Gendered Body (Fall 2012)

Ethnic 275: Queer Migrations: Global LGBT & Immigration Studies (14 sections, 4 online: Spring 2011-May 2016)

Instructor, Alverno College

PCM 486: Communication Theory and Research Methods (Fall 2015, Fall 2016)

PCM 130: The Editing Life (Fall 2014)

Associate Lecturer, Strayer University

English 090: Introductory English Research (Summer 2013)

English 115: Beginning English Research (2 sections, Fall 2013)

English 215: Advanced English Research (2 sections, Spring 2013)

Lecturer, Bryant & Stratton College

English 101: Beginning Research & Writing (Fall 2011)

English 250: Advanced Research & Writing (Fall 2011)

Teaching Assistant, University of California, Riverside

LGBT 001: Introduction to LGBTI Studies (7 quarters, Spring 2007-Spring 2009)

HNPG 056: Ethnics in College Life (Fall 2008)

HNPG 090: Honors Seminar in Philosophy (Fall 2009)

University Service

UWM: Sociocultural Advisory Committee. UWM Inclusive Excellence Center. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI. 2014-2016

Faculty Advisor, Bam! Pow! Sequential Graphic Arts Club. University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI. 2014-2016

Q-Ink: Poetry & Story Slam Writing and Performing Workshops Facilitator. UWM LGBT Resource Center & Milwaukee LGBT Resource Center. Milwaukee, WI. 2014

Discussion Facilitator, Common Read Experience, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Fall 2012-Current

LGBT Resource Center Strategic Planning Committee, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, May 2012-May 2016

Art and Graphic Display Liaison, Sex and Gender Spectra Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, February 2012

Incoming Student Mentor, PhD Program in English: Creative Writing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2011-2014

President, Faith & Queer. UWM LGBT Resource Center, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, 2011-2013

Founder/President, GrOWL: Grads Out While Learning. LGBTQ Grad Students & Allies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Fall 2011-2016

Chancellor’s Advisory Council for LGBT Student Affairs, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, September 2010-Current

Ethnic Studies Advisory Council, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, February-2010- 2016

LGBT Studies Advisory Council, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, February 2010- 2016

Discussion Facilitator, Tuesday Sexual Identity Discussion Groups: Guy Talk, Let’s Talk About Sex, & Queer People of Color, University of California-Riverside LGBT Resource Center, 2008-2009

Founder/President, Queer Graduate Student Caucus, University of California-Riverside, 2007-2009

Advisory Member for UCR Gender Neutral Housing, Students for the Equality of Queers, 2004-2005

Additional Experience

Co-editor, Press Start & Game On! Queer Voices on Gaming, Imaginary Friend Press, 2018 (Forthcoming)

SEO Data Analyst, Researcher & Ghost Writer, Robinson Writers, 2017-Present

Final Judge, Furrow Magazine Poetry Prize, Furrow Magazine, 2016

Founding Editor, Beholder: a Journal of Fantastic Sights, 2015-Current

Assistant Poetry Editor, cream city review, 2014-2016

Final Judge, Chapbook Competition, Imaginary Friends Press, Spring 2014

Assistant Producer, The Moth: storySLAM, storytelling competition and podcast, 2012- Current

Review & Lifestyles Editor, TheGaymers, media journal focused on video games & LGBT communities, 2012-2014

Editor in Chief and Nonfiction Editor, Circumlocution Literary, 2008- 2012

Managing Editor CRATE, 2008– 2009

Assistant Managing and Outreach Editor, CRATE, 2007– 2008

Assistant Nonfiction Editor, CRATE, 2006–2007