Annette Gilson

Annette Gilson

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Annette Gilson
Associate professor
Department of English

Annette Gilson, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Oakland University’s Department of English. She teaches an introductory course in modern literature, a 300-level course in 20th-century Postcolonial Literature, intermediate and advanced fiction writing workshops and various seminars on topics such as the contemporary novel, and literature that deals with the sacred and profane in the secular world. She has been nominated for the OU Teaching Excellence Award for the past six years. 

Since joining OU in 1999, Dr. Gilson has received two research fellowships, an award from the Judd Endowment for the Oakland University/Absinthe European Festival of Film and Literature, and a grant from the OU Career Center to support the English Alumni Mentoring Program and expansion of student internship programs. During summer 2013, she supervised a creative writing workshop conducted by two OU student interns at the Baldwin Center in Pontiac. 

In addition, Dr. Gilson has been honored with a Faculty Recognition Award and a Best Faculty Sponsor Award for her work with Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. She has also served on the OU Faculty Senate.   

Dr. Gilson holds a B.A. from Bard College and a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.  She published her first novel, New Light, in 200 6.

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