Brandon Haffner
Associate Professor of Creative Writing

Phone (434) 395-2159
Department English and Modern Languages
Office Grainger 106


MFA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2015

BA, Indiana University, 2009



ENGL 476 -- Advanced Fiction Writing

ENGL 352 -- Digital Narrative and Publishing

ENGL 223 -- Intro to Nonfiction Writing

ENGL 222 -- Intro to Poetry Writing

ENGL 221 -- Intro to Fiction Writing

ENGL 215 -- Digital Technologies in Literature

ENGL 210 -- Speculative Fiction

ENGL 210 -- Hybrid Literature 

ENGL 165 -- Writing and Rhetoric 

CTZN 110 -- Identity and Narrative on Social Media

CTZN 110 -- Writing the World 



Brandon Haffner earned his MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his BA from Indiana University in Bloomington. His fiction appears or is forthcoming in the New Orleans ReviewSewanee ReviewHarvard ReviewBeloit Fiction Journal, upstreetThe Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a 2018 Fiction Fellowship from Summer Literary Seminars in Tblisi, Georgia. 

Brandon worked a range of jobs before landing in academia: roofer, piano tutor, salad chef, call center manager, hotel houseman, dishwasher, law clerk, street-paper journalist, writing consultant, and copywriter.

His research interests include narratology, creative writing pedagogy, and social media. He currently chairs the Dos Passos Prize for Literature

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