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Preston Taylor Stone

Aug. 2018-, University of Miami, Ph.D
PhD in English
Major academic course highlights: TBD

Aug. 2017-April 2018, National University
Graduate coursework (M.A. program)
Major academic course highlights: Literary theory, Metafiction, Modern American gothic

Aug. 2013–May 2017, Clemson University, B.A.
Bachelor of Arts in English
Major academic course highlights: Global studies, contemporary literature of war, McKay and his world

September 2018–present, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine
Position: Flash Fiction Editor
Responsibilities: reading multiple submissions per week and commenting/voting on their fit within the Crack the Spine oeuvre; editing accepted works and corresponding with authors on these editorial changes; curating and editing accepted works for Year-In-Review print anthology

August 2018–present, University of Miami Writing Center (Gables Campus)
Position: Writing Tutor/Consultant
Responsibilities: reading and working with students through their struggling pieces of academic and personal writing; tutoring ESL learners and writers for the betterment of their overall writing abilities

April 2018–present, Freelance Consultant
Position: Self-employed
Responsibilities: web-building and social media marketing and design for small businesses and organizations, create promotional marketing strategies in order to enhance online visibility

Oct. 2017–April 2018, Brooks Brothers, Perimeter Mall
Position: Retail Associate
Responsibilities: making sales goals set each shift, loading and unloading merchandise, shipping and stocking merchandise, building and maintaining a book of clientele, cleaning store and staging new merchandise, creating an excellent customer service experience for clientele

Aug. 2017-April 2018, Atlanta Girls’ School & The Howard School
Position: Middle and Upper School Substitute Teacher
Responsibilities: As substitute teacher for two of the area’s most prestigious private schools, I work to facilitate the pre-assigned lesson plans left by teachers, providing instruction/discipline when needed.

March 2016-present, KAIROS Literary Magazine
Position: Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Chief Administrator
Responsibilities: Finalizing promotional and marketing materials, upkeep of social media presence, gathering of and adjudicating on submissions and printable material, building a public presence leading up to each issue launch

May 2014–Aug.2014, Clemson Road Creative, LLC (Internship)
Position: Communications Officer
Responsibilities: Internship included social media ambassadorship, social media platform research, creating marketing strategies, and training documentation as well as web-building and literary mentorship

January 2013–May 2015, The Tiger Newspaper
Position: Copy Editor, Outlook/Opinions Contributor (Columnist)
Responsibilities: Job included meeting daily deadlines for twice-weekly publication, pitching article ideas, copy-editing articles of peers, communicating with faculty and staff to secure philosophical, topical ideas for articles

2019-2020 Academic Excellence, Leadership, and Service Award, University of Miami
2016 Writers’ Harvest Student Reading Award in Poetry, Clemson University

Special Panel Chair. SAMLA 91: Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships, Atlanta, GA, Nov 8-10, 2019.
“Las Vegas and Performative Capitalism.” Marxist Literary Group Annual Conference: Intelligent Idealisms, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, June 22-26, 2019.
“The Diaspora Form in Gaiutra Bahadur’s Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture.” Annual Graduate Student Symposium, English Department of University of Miami. Poiesis, Pedagogy, and Praxis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, April 18, 2019.
“Spectral Knowing in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘Black-Eyed Women.’” MELUS 2019: Underground Histories, Cincinnati, OH, Mar 21-24, 2019.
“Refugee-as-Ghost: Metaphorizing Trauma and Borders in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Fiction.” Annual Graduate Student Conference, Modern Languages and Literatures Department of University of Miami. Transnational Futures: (Re)Imagining Diaspora, Borders, Politics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, Feb 22, 2019.
“On the Need to Historicize the American Literary Economy.” SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies, Birmingham, AL, Nov 2-4, 2018.

“At the Intersection of Linguistics and Literary Criticism: Objectivist Methodology in the Creation of Metalanguage(s) in Alain Robbe-Grillet’s La Jalousie” – Empty Mirror, March 2019

“Freedom” – Mosaic Art and Literary Journal, Fall 2017
“Pool dream” – Flash Fiction Magazine, January 2017
“Obsessed with Angels” – The Chronicle, Fall 2016
“Love song” – The Chronicle, Fall 2016
“Fathers and sons” – Scarlet Leaf Review, September 2016
“Save me, momma” – Scarlet Leaf Review, September 2016
“the dirt sestina” – Scarlet Leaf Review, September 2016
“Provence, 1923” – The Moth, Issue 26: Autumn 2016
“Jeremy” – Scarlet Leaf Review, August 2016
“Take Notes” – The Chronicle, Fall 2015
“To my ungrateful ass of a neighbor who called my house once and told my mom I smoked the weed and who actually uses the phrase get off my lawn” – The Chronicle, Fall 2015
“18 Classic Books You Didn’t Read But Should’ve” – Spry Literary Journal, 5 October 2015
“5 Books Every Writer Should Read” – Spry Literary Journal, 21 September 2015
“The Overshadowed Books” – Spry Literary Journal, 7 September 2015
“First Lines Matter: Famous Sentences that Begin Our Favorite Novels” – Spry Literary Journal, 24 August 2015
“LGBT 20th Century Lit” – Spry Literary Journal, 10 August 2015
“Economy” – Poetry Quarterly, Summer 2015
“I Hear Old Main” – The Chronicle, Spring 2015


English language Ability: Native language, fluent
Spanish language Ability: Excellent written and reading skills, intermediate verbal skills
Computer Skills: fluent in Microsoft Office Suite, E-clinical works, EncoderPro, Hootsuite, Storify, Shopify,, Wix, Prezi, Skype, Keynote, GarageBand, iMovie, iCal, Sibelius, Finale, Apple Mail, OSX High Sierra, iOS 11, Dropbox, and Google Drive

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