Gina Rae Foster


Director, Teaching and Learning Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Degrees: PhD, Media Studies & Communication, European Graduate School; MFA, Creative Writing, University of Oregon; MA, Religion, Vanderbilt University; certificate, International Trauma Studies, NYU. Currently Professor, Critical Institute of Philosophy, Global Center for Advanced Studies; Poet-in-Residence and Marina Tsvetaeva Fellow in Poetics, European Graduate School. Former Scholar and Poet-in-Residence, Culinary Institute of America.

Academic Interests

I am interested in [poetry], [philosophy], [media studies], [theory], ethics, aesthetics, [music], [community and family resiliency], [trauma theory], social media, [experimental film]


Books: heart speech this (Atropos Press, 2009); Beautiful Laceration (Atropos Press, 2012); Lyric Dwelling: The Art and Ethics of Invitation and Occupation (Atropos Press, 2012)


BA, 20th Century Religion and Literature, Pomona College, 1990; MA, Religion, Vanderbilt University, 1995; MFA, Creative Writing, University of Oregon, 1999; PhD, Media Studies and Communication, European Graduate School, 2011.


Director, Teaching and Learning Commons, John Jay College of Criminal Justice