June 08, 2011

Recent Hamline alum’s work is published in new book about the fantasy phenomenon

Mikayla Zagoria-Moffet graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in English (creative writing concentration), but she can already add another major accomplishment to her resume.

A critical essay Zagoria-Moffet co-authored with associate professor Kristina Deffenbacher has been published in a collection called, "Bringing Light to Twilight: Perspectives on a Pop Culture Phenomenon," edited by Giselle Liza Anatol. The work began as a summer collaborative research project, which Zagoria-Moffet presented at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). It then evolved into a creative/critical honors thesis she developed during her senior year.

In addition to her English major, Zagoria-Moffet was a religion and women’s studies double minor. This fall, she will take her academic strengths to the next level at City University of New York Graduate Center where she will study English and comparative literature.

To hear more about Zagoria-Moffet’s research, publishing, and work on her own novel, watch the video below or go to Hamline's YouTube channel