STEPHANIE PAPA is a poet, educator, and translator based in Paris, France. Her research focuses on contemporary Native American poetry, ecopoetics, and postcolonialism.
Stephanie has served as a Writing Foundations professor and Creative Writing group instructor at NYU Paris (2018, 2019) and as a professor of British and American Literature and of English and Cultural Studies at Université Paris 13-Sorbonne Cité (2019). She holds an M.F.A. degree in Poetry from the Pan-European program at Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she studied under Gwyneth Lewis, the first National Poet of Wales, and poet/non-fiction writer Jeffery Greene. Stephanie is currently working towards a Ph.D. at Université Paris 13-Sorbonne Cité while organizing writing workshops and readings for international writers in Paris.
From 2015 to 2019, Stephanie served as poetry editor of the international literary arts magazine Paris Lit Up. Her own work has been published in The Stinging Fly, World Literature Today, Magma Poetry, Niche, Yasakmeyve, NOON, great weather for media, Four Chambers Press, Paris/Atlantic, Literary Bohemian, 5×5, Rumpus, Cleaver Magazine, Cerise Press, The Prose Poetry Project, and the anthology It All Radiates Outwards (Verve Poetry Press). Her academic writing has appeared in the journals SAIL and NAIS. Stephanie also works as a translator and editor for organizations such as the United Nations Refugee Department, the European Space Agency/CNES, and the Maison Européene de la Photographie.