Denise Grollmus is a writer, scholar, teacher, web designer, and translator who was the Simpson Center's Communications Manager from 2018-2020.
Before working at the Simpson Center, Denise received her PhD in English Literature and Language from the University of Washington (2019), an MFA in Creative Writing from Pennsylvania State University (2012), and she was a Fulbright scholar to Poland 2012-2013. She teaches and has taught a wide variety of communications, literature, and writing courses. Her research interests include the Medical/Health Humanities, Addiction Studies, Critical Race Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion/Secularism studies, and Affect Theory.
Aside from her research and teaching (for which she has won awards from both PSU and UW), Denise's award-winning journalism and essays have appeared in Salon, New York Magazine, The Guardian, LA Review of Books, The Jewish Review of Books, The Rumpus, various Village Voice Media weeklies, and other publications. Her articles and essays have also been anthologized in The Best American Crime Writing, Rust Belt Chic, and Girl On Canvas.
Denise is currently full-time faculty in Communication Studies at South Seattle College.