Tina Cabrera

Assistant Professor

Courses Taught
  • English 1301 (Composition I)
  • English 1302 (Composition II)
  • American Literature I
  • British Literature I
  • MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction
  • BA in Liberal Arts & Sciences, English
Teaching Experience
  • Temple College; Temple, TX Assistant English Professor (Fall 2017-present)                                                     
  • National University; San Diego, California Core Adjunct Information Literacy & English Instructor (October 2009 – July 2018)
  • Austin Community College District/Vandegrift High School; Austin, TX
  • Dual-Credit Junior English Adjunct Instructor August 2015 – December 2015 
  • University of North Texas (UNT); Denton, TX
  • Teaching Fellow in English & World Literature Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
  • Teaching Fellow in Technical Writing Fall 2012 – Spring 2014 
  • English, Rhetoric & Writing Instructor, San Diego, CA Fall 2009-Spring 2012; Southwestern College, San Diego City College, Platt College, Miramar College, Mira Costa College                  
Professional Experience
  • Temple Colleg Assistant English Professor, August 14, 2017-present                                               
  • Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services (LAITS), University of Texas at Austin Project Assistant, February 20, 2017 – April 3, 2017
  • Texas Legislative Council Legislative Data Transcription Technician, sessional November 1, 2016–February 19, 2017
Professional Publications

Debut Collection: Giving Up the Ghost (and Other Hauntings), March 1, 2020 Atmosphere Press


Professional Presentations
  • Nonfiction Essay, “Re-Thinking the Creative Writing Workshop”: Chair of Roundtable Panel at NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 3-6, 2014
  • Creative Nonfiction Essay, “Day of No Dead (You Decide)”: University of North Texas Critical Voices Conference: Critical Voices, UNT (University of North Texas), March 22, 2014
  • Short Creative Nonfiction Text “One Photo of Miguel Cecilio”: Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference (TACWT), TCU (Texas Christian University), September 28, 2013
  • Short Fiction, “Not Here”: A Fictional Philosophical Reflection on Ownership of Space,
  • Southern Methodist University English Graduate Conference: The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space, SMU (Southern Methodist University), March 23, 2013
  • Short Hybrid Text “The Performance Artist”: University of North Texas Critical Voices Conference: Poetics & The Politics of Writing in the 21st Century, UNT, March 22, 2013
  • Prose Poetry & Fiction “Running,” & “Backwards”: American Literary Reviews Back-to-School Reading, UNT, August 2012
  • Critical Essay, “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius – The Intrusion of a Not-So-Fantastic World”: NeMLA Conference, Rochester, New York, March 2012
  • Midwest Literary Magazine Chapbook Contest 2011 for poetry collection, Beauty Other Than
  • MFA Creative Writing Scholarship for 2008-2009, Awarded May 2009
  • Tom Timmins Memorial Scholarship Award 2nd place for two short stories, Spring 2003