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About Kristen Lillvis, PhD

Kristen Lillvis is the Mary Alice Muellerleile '60 Endowed Chair in English at St. Catherine University, where she teaches courses on digital humanities and contemporary American and African American literatures. Her research explores issues of identity in diverse texts across a range of media, including works of electronic literature.


Present Mary Alice Muellerleile '60 Endowed Chair in English, St. Catherine University English


2021 - Present Movable: Narratives of Recovery and Place
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
State Opioid Response Grant
2020 - 2022 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Digital Recovery Hub
Digital Humanities Advancement Grant
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2022 - Present Member, Antonian Scholars Honors Program Committee, English Department, St. Catherine University
2022 - Present Member, Integrated Learning Series Steering Committee, St. Catherine University
2022 - Present Member, Sister Eleanor Lincoln Scholarship Committee, St. Catherine University
2022 - Present Member, Student Writing Awards Committee, St. Catherine University
2021 - Present Member, Arts and Humanities Division Advisory Council, St. Catherine University
2021 - Present Leader, Conversation with Books Alumni Book Club, St. Catherine University
2021 - Present Network Member, ORCCA (Opioid Research Consortium of Central Appalachia)/STARS (Studies to Advance Recovery Support)
2021 - Present Member, School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences Chairs and Program Directors Committee, St. Catherine Uni
2021 - Present Chair, Sigma Tau Delta Awards, English Department, St. Catherine University
2021 - Present Coordinator, “Interwoven Worlds: Conversations with Dr. Gwen Nell Westerman,” ILS, St. Catherine Uni
2019 - Present External Advisory Board Member, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville IRIS Center
2015 - Present Associate Editor, Raymond Carver Review
2020 - 2022 Budget and Program Review Committee Member, Phi Kappa Phi
2022 External Judge, Marshall University Maier Writing Awards
2022 Q&A Facilitator, “Justice as a Way of Life: Stories from Young Indigenous Activists," ILS, St. Catherine Uni
2019 - 2021 Member, Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium
2021 Member, Alumni Awards Scoring Committee
2021 Reviewer, Association of Computers and Humanities Conference
2021 Reader, Hypatia Journal
2021 Student Leader Facilitator, Minnesota Public Radio BIPOC Women in STEM Town Hall, St. Catherine University
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Honors and Awards

  • "Glitch" (Twine game), selected for international IDMAA 2020: Broken Media Exhibition, June 2020


  • CORE 1000W The Reflective Woman
  • ENGL 4860W Senior Seminar: Humanities Capstone
  • ENGL 3340 Writing for the Digital Age


PhD, University of Kansas ‐ Department of English
MA, Ohio University ‐ English
BA, Baldwin-Wallace College ‐ English

Books (2)

Presentations (12)

Publications (8)

Research Works (2)