Tara Prescott

Tara Prescott

Faculty-In-Residence - Canyon Point


Dr. Tara Prescott is a Lecturer in Writing Programs at UCLA. Her research interests include twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature, modernism, poetry, graphic novels, feminist theory, and James Joyce. Some of the courses she teaches include English Composition 3 and 3SD (Service Learning & Diversity), English Composition 131C (Medical Narratives), Honors 19: James Joyce’s Ulysses, and Honors 87W: The Art of Neil Gaiman.

Dr. Prescott is a returning Bruin, having earned her B.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing at UCLA. She also holds an M.A. from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in English, specializing in twentieth-century American literature, from Claremont Graduate University.

Writing is an intrinsic part of Dr. Prescott’s life and she loves to encourage students with their writing projects and have them over for tea.

She is the author of Poetic Salvage: Reading Mina Loy (Bucknell University Press) and has edited / co-edited two volumes of essays on the work of Neil Gaiman (Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century and Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman, both from McFarland). Other recent publications have been featured in Critical Insights: James Joyce (Salem Press), Critical Insights: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Salem Press), European Joyce Studies, and Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She is currently co-editing a new collection of essays, Gender and the Superhero Narrative (University of Mississippi Press).

You might also catch a glimpse of her in the exhibits at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, where she is a Volunteer Exhibit Diver, or on the Appalachian Trail.

To learn more about Dr. Prescott, or just to hear it is okay to major in anything, check out her TEDxUCLA talk:


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Asian Languages and Cultures
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Dr. David Kim
Germanic Languages
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Dr. Genevieve “Gena” Carpio
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Rieber Vista
Dr. Jen Silvers
Hedrick Summit
Dr. Jessica Harris
Education & Organizational Change
Rieber Terrace
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Dr. Michelle Liu Carriger
Theater and Performance Studies
Saxon Suites
Dr. Mike Hill
De Neve East
Dr. Miryung Kim
Computer Science
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Chemistry and Biochemistry
Sproul Hall
Dr. Robert Teranishi
Education & Asian American Studies
Sproul Cove and Landing
Dr. Scot Brown
African American Studies and History
Rieber Hall
Dr. Sean Metzger
Dr. Suzanne “Seppy” Seplow
Hedrick Hall
Dr. Tara Prescott
Writing Programs
Canyon Point
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Rieber Hall