Graduate Student Directory

Kristine Crane



I'm a second-year Ph.D. student in mass communications, with a long-standing professional background in print journalism and narrative nonfiction writing. I also have previous teaching experience as an adjunct in the department, as well as in the Italian department at UF, and Santa Fe community college.

Awards and Honors

Giuseppe Carpanacci National and International Prose and Poetry Competition, Cultural Affairs Office, U.S. Embassy in Italy; Region of Umbria; Municipality of Spello, 2021.


M.A., Columbia School of Journalism, Science Reporting
M.F.A., Pacific University, Nonfiction
B.A., Northwestern University, History/European History



Crane, K. M. (2021). "Digital Storytelling as a Form of Literary Nonfiction and Memoir". Oral Presentation at Storytelling for a 'Just' Future, Loughborough, United Kingdom.

Creative Works

Crane, K. M. (2023). "L'Americana". Monthly columnist and associate editor for The American in Italia online magazine. The American in Italia magazine. Rome, Italy

Crane, K. (2020). "Mothering: From Grief to Gratitude". The Examined Life Journal. Iowa City, IA.



health communication, women's studies

Professional Interests

An interest in teaching skills-based journalism courses and nonfiction writing; writing projects, women's studies, critical cultural methodology.