Aliya James Allen Weise

Literature, language, and the animal turn.


Education as a way of life.


PhD—In Progress

I am currently working on my doctoral dissertation, a consideration of literature written during the so-called animal turn. I am fortunate to work with Robert McRuer and David Mitchel.



I completed my Master of Fine Arts degree and thesis of original poetry in 2003. I worked with Stanley Plumly, Elizabeth Arnold, and Michael Collier.



I earned my baccalaureate degree at Western Washington University, studying poetry under the guidance of Bruce Beasley and Suzanne Paola.


"Nowhere is there a more intense silence about the reality of class differences than in educational settings.”

— Bell Hooks


Ponderings, both short and long.