Nathaniel Farrell

Nathaniel Farrell

Lecturer in College Writing
PhD, Columbia University

contact info:

mailing address:

  • College Writing Program
    MSC 1096-153-122
    Washington University
    1 Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Nathaniel Farrell holds a doctorate in English Literature from Columbia University and is the author of Newcomer (Ugly Duckling Press 2014) and Lost Horizon (UDP 2019), a long poem inspired by the American mall, interstate landscapes and suburban pastorals. In addition to teaching College Writing at Washington University, he hosts the weekly experimental music program Cure for Pain on 88.1 KDHX – the region’s long-running, entirely community-supported freeform radio station – and teaches in St. Louis University’s Prison Education Program at FCI Greenville.

Featured Courses

College Writing: Citizen Scientist

Being a citizen of a modern democracy increasingly requires making decisions informed by our understanding of scientific consensus and the backing evidence. The stakes of these decisions range from the future of a warming planet to the benefits of vaccinations and GMOs to the persistence of racial bias and gender inequality. Citizen Scientist uses these and other topics at the intersection of civic responsibility and academic research to introduce students to college writing.