Learn more about the professional journey of Jason England, an Assistant Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.
Jason England was born and raised in New York City, where he spent his youth between a welfare hotel for the homeless in Times Square and a Harlem housing project. He has been a soda salesperson, a camp counselor, a parking lot attendant, a waiter, a bartender, a civil rights activist, a dean of college admissions, an adjunct professor, a visiting lecturer, and a distinguished lecturer.
England graduated from Wesleyan University with high honors and three awards for fiction; got his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop; and was the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute. His short fiction has been anthologized, and his essays on race, sports, and societal issues have appeared in various publications, including Sports Illustrated, The Root, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Join in to experience his journey.