Graduate Publications and Projects


Luke Muyskens '14

Luke Muyskens is a screenwriter and fiction writing living in St. Paul, Minnesota. His fiction has appeared most recently in Third Coast, West Branch, SAND Berlin, Arts & Letters, the Hopkins Review, and a Pact Press anthology on the opioid epidemic. He earned an MFA in fiction from Queen's University of Charlotte and scholarships from the Tin House Summer Workshop, the Hambidge Center, the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and the New Orleans Writer's Residency. Read more.

Some of his most recent works include: 

"CANCELLED," a short story published in Third Coast in the fall, 2020 issue.

"Stop Making Sense," a short story published in West Branch in the fall, 2020 issue.

"A Building Song," a Short story published in the Santa Monica Review in the spring, 2020 issue.


Sam Johnson '19

Sam is currently completing his Master's in Sport Management through the University of Kansas online, as well as working full-time as an event operations coordinator at Prep Network. Read more. 

Some of his most recent works include:

"Female Coaches’ Perspectives: Joys and Challenges," a Mixed methods research article focused on the joys, challenges, and overall experiences of female high school coaches in the State of Minnesota.


Sydney Robinson '19

Sydney is currently working in the Intercultural and International Student Services as the Student Success Advocate. She provides day to day support for BIPOC and Q+ identifying students and their respective clubs. Focusing on the CSB side of things, she works with our Advocates for Inclusive Mentoring Scholars and the student employees for Institute for Women’s Leadership.  Read more. 

Some of her most recent works include: 

“Someday I’ll Love this Body” and “The Devil Wears Prada, and Drinks Vodkas on Ice” featured in In Minnesota's Best Emerging Poets 2019. 

"The Heritage I Dreamt," featured in Studio One 2019. 

"When My History is an Elective," Featured in Studio One 2018. 


Stuart Pease '11

Stuart teaches English 9, English 11, and IB Literature & Performance at Minnetonka High School.  Read more. 

Some of his most recent works include:

“Through Hardship to the Stars" published by Hamline University.


Brita Thielen '11

Brita graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in 2011 with a degree in English and Hispanic Studies. She is currently a PhD Candidate in English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, where she teachs undergraduate writing and conduct research at the intersections of rhetoric, identity, and food writing. Read more. 

Some of her most recent works include:

“Consuming the Past: Food Metaphors in the Intergenerational Food Memoir.” Consumption and the Literary Cookbook, Routledge 2020.

“Course Design: ENGL 150 Writing as Inquiry—Explorations of Identity and Privilege.” Composition Studies, vol. 28, no. 3, Fall 2020. Co-authored with Ashanka Kumari.