Kristin Rozzell Murray

English Division Head and Assistant Professor of English

School of Arts & Sciences

English Division


Ph.D. in American Literature, University of Texas in Arlington
M.A. in English,
Texas Woman’s University (Denton)
B.A. in English,
University of Texas in Arlington

Dr. Murray came to the vibrant city of Dubai in August 2016 as an Assistant Professor English. Before joining AUD, she spent ten years at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois where she developed and taught the first online composition course. Dr. Murray was also an Assistant Professor English at the University of the Virgin Islands where she opened the University’s first Writing Center and organized a Humanities Festival for Caribbean Literature.

In 2018, Dr. Murray was appointed Coordinator of the Writing Center. She teaches courses in Composition and Literature. In 2020 she was appointed Head of the English Division.  Her areas of interest are Native American Literature, the autobiography, the essay, and reading theory. She is also a member of the Reading Across Campus Committee.

Dr. Murray’s dissertation title is: Reinventing the Self: Native American Women's Autobiographies. Dr. Murray has presented at numerous conferences, including CCCC’s, the 2018 Symposium on “Student Writing: Innovations & Transformations” in Al Ain, the University of Malta’s 2019 “The Essay: Present Histories, Present Future,” and ASANOR’s 2020 “Truth, Facts, Fictions and Falsehood in American Studies.”

In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her two children and husband.

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