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Sean E. Enfield 1560 Luke St.

Fairbanks, AK 99709
seanenfield.com
Cell: (469) 994-6974
sean.enfield@gmail.com

EDUCATION

University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK


Degree Expected May 2021
Master of Fine Arts – Creative Writing with Nonfiction Concentration
 Editor-in-Chief of Permafrost Magazine

University of North Texas, Denton, TX


Graduated May 2015 – Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts - English Major with Literature Concentration
 McNair Scholar
 University Writing Award Recipient - 2015
 President of Creative Writing Club

PUBLICATIONS

“The Revolution Will Be Revised” (essay) - Fourth Genre, Forthcoming: Spring 2021
Winner of the 2020 Michael Steinberg Memorial Essay Contest

“To Pimp a Mockingbird” (essay) - The Rumpus, March 2020

“Where Were You When Frank Ocean Returned?” - COUNTERCLOCK Issue 7, Fall 2019
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

“Birthday” - Thimble Literary Magazine, Autumn 2019


Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

“Song of South, Reprise” - Tahoma Literary Review Issue 15, July 2019
 
“Paper Shackles” - Lunch Ticket, December 2017

“Photograph” - Spiderweb Salon, April 2017

“Colorblind Passengers” - F(r)iction Online, January 2017


Nominated for Best of the Net

“Teddy Hudson's Grandpa Is Dead” - Drunk Monkeys, November 2016

“From the Sidelines” - "City of _____," Entropy Mag, July 2016


“Catalyst for a Sensation” – Poetry Quarterly, Spring 2014

“Guided Tour of the Collective Imagination” – Deadbeats, July 2013

“Claudia Who Found the F” – NPR’s Three Minute Fiction Contest, May 2013
Excerpt featured on air during All Things Considered

“Poem Written in a Gas Station Bathroom” – Vine Leaves Literary Journal, January 2013

“A Rough Sketch of a Woman on Her Way Home” – Open Ear to the Universe, January 2012

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Fellow – University of Alaska Fairbanks


Fall 2020 - One Section Writing 214X – Love, Language, & Hip Hop
Spring 2020 - One Section Writing 214X – Love, Language, & Hip Hop
Fall 2019 - One Section Writing 214X – Love, Language, & Hip Hop
Spring 2019 – One Section Writing 111X (Compositional Writing)
Fall 2018 – One Section of Writing 111X (Compositional Writing)

Other Teaching Experience


5th through 8th grade English Teacher – Pinnacle Prep School
After-School Tutor for 6th through 8th grade – Communities in Schools

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate Thesis directed by of Dr. Javier Rodriguez


“It’s a Brief, Wondrous Life: Finding One’s Identity beyond National Consciousness”

UNT Scholar’s Day – Paper Presentation


“It’s a Brief, Wondrous Life: Finding One’s Identity beyond National Consciousness” April 2014
Third Place in Humanities Research

UNT Scholar’s Day – Poster Presentation


“Beyond Marginal People: Changing Perspectives in Ethnic Literature” April 2013

HONORS & AWARDS

Winner Michael Steinberg Memorial Essay Contest – July 2020


“The Revolution Will Be Revised”

Charles C. Scrutchin Emerging Writer Scholarship to the Minnesota Northwoods Writers


Conference – June 2020

George W. McDaniel Writing Award, University of Alaska-Fairbanks – May 2020


Winner Northern Lights Essay Contest –April 2020
“To Pimp a Mockingbird”

Ann Lewis Award, University of Alaska-Fairbanks – April 2020

George W. McDaniel Writing Award, University of Alaska-Fairbanks – May 2019

Winner Northern Lights Essay Contest – May 2019


“Song of the South, Reprise”

First-Place UNT Writing Award – May 2015


“The Middle Passage”

Third Place Humanities Research Project, University of North Texas Scholar’s Day – April 2015
“It’s a Brief Wondrous Life: Finding One’s Identity beyond National Consciousness”

Finalist in Mayborn Conference personal essay competition – July 2014


“The Middle Passage”

Nominated for UNT Writing Award – May 2014


“The Path of Least Resistance

Published in Vine Leaves Best Of 2013 anthology – November 2013


“Poem Written in a Gas Station Bathroom”

THECB Top 10% Scholarship – August 2013

College of Arts and Science Dean’s List – Fall 2011 to Spring 2014

B.O.B. Regents Scholarship – August 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Permafrost Magazine
06/2020 – Present
Editor-in-Chief

Permafrost Magazine
08/2019-05/2020
Managing Editor

Stone Soup Community Garden, Fairbanks, AK


08/2019 - Present
Garden Manager
Barnes and Noble, Highland Village
12/2017 – 08/2018
Bookseller

Communities in Schools North Texas, Denton, TX


09/2016 – 05/2018
Academic Specialist II

Plano Children’s Theatre, Plano, TX


09/2016 – 10/2017
Volunteer Coordinator through Americorps VISTA

Pinnacle Prep School, Lewisville, TX


08/2015 – 08/2016
English Teacher

Murchison Performing Arts Center, Denton, TX


01/2012-05/2018
Stage Crew

Murphy Messenger, Murphy, TX


06/2008 -09/2010
Journalist

COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Bread Line, Stone Soup Café, Fairbanks, AK


Server

Redemption Church, Plano, TX


06/2011 – 08/2018
Worship Team Bassist

Gardeners in Community Development, Dallas, TX


05/2012-08/2015

ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIPS

McNair Scholar

English Graduate Organization, UAF

UNT Creative Writing Club, President


Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society in English, Member