Theadora Siranian is a poet and educator with experience teaching creative writing, rhetoric and composition, and critical thinking. Before coming to Nazarbayev University, she taught in the United States, most recently in New York City and New Orleans. She has also worked extensively with Northeastern University’s Online Writing Lab, as a writing specialist.
Theadora earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing, Literature & Publishing from the Emerson College Honors Program, and her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Her poetry has appeared in critically acclaimed journals and anthologies, and in 2014 she was shortlisted for both the Mississippi Review Prize and Southword’s Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize. Her chapbook manuscript was a 2017 finalist with Coal Hill Review and a 2019 semifinalist with YesYes Books. In 2019, Theadora received the Emerging Woman Poet Honor from Small Orange Journal. She is currently completing a full-length poetry collection.