Julie Amparano Garcia

Senior Lecturer
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
2151

Biography

Julie Amparano is the Writing Certificate director and a Senior
Lecturer at ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
She received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University in
Los Angeles in 2006 and began teaching at Arizona State University in
2005 as a faculty associate. Serving in the School of Humanity Arts
and Cultural Studies, Amparano teaches scriptwriting, cross-cultural
writing, fiction, persuasive writing, and other writing courses. She
also is the publisher of Canyon Voices online literary magazine on the
West Campus.

In teaching writing courses, Amparano seeks to apply
interdisciplinary and interactive techniques to help bring her
students' words to life. Recently, she aligned her scriptwriting class
with a directing course, allowing student directors to stage the work
of the student writers in a two-night festival. Whether the writing is
staged, read, or printed, she pushes students to use their writing to
engage and interact with their community. She has guided many students
with their internships, independent studies, and writing projects.

Her current writing projects include short stories, plays and
nonfiction articles that explore issues of biculturalism and
assimilation, in particular in the Mexican-American culture. Her most
recent play, "A Mother's Will", was nominated for an ariZoni
for best original script and overall production. The play also was a
winner at the Arizona Women's Theater Co.'s Pandora Festival.

In addition to teaching, Amparano serves on the ASU’s
Commission on the Status of Women. She is the chair-elect of the
Hispanic Heritage Committee at the ASU West campus and she serves on
several campus groups, including the Online Education Group Task
Force, the Events Committee, the Oral History Research Cluster, and
the Documentary Studies Organizing Committee. Off campus, she is a
board member of New Carpa Theater and a member of the Association of
Writers & Writing Programs, to name a few.

 

Publications

  • Julie Amparano. Canyon Voices literary magazine. (2014).
  • Julie Amparano. Lost Boys Found. (2014).
  • Julie Amparano. Lost Boys Found, a staged reading. (2014).
  • Julie Amparano and Charles St. Clair. Writers and Directors Shorts. (2014).
  • . Feminisms. (2014).
  • Julie Amparano. Canyon Voices literary magazine. (2013).
  • . Emerging Voices. (2013).
  • . Emerging Voices. (2013).
  • Julie Amparano. Canyon Voices: An Evening of Literary Voices. (2012).
  • Julie Amparano and Charles St. Clair. Writers and Directors Shorts. (2012).
  • Julie Amparano and Monica Casper, co-editors. Trivia: Voices of Feminism. (2012).
  • National and local playwrights. Performing Justice, a short-play festival. (2012).
  • Ruth Lara Vichules. She Knows From Nothing. (2012).
  • Jay Dunn. Bats, Rats and Marriage. (2011).
  • Julie Amparano. Canyon Voices. (2011).
  • Julie Amparano and Charles St. Clair. Writers and Directors Shorts. (2011).
  • Julie Amparano and Monica Casper. Trivia: Voices of Feminism. (2011).
  • Local and national playwrights/Arizona Based Directors. Performing SB1070: A collection of short plays. (2011).
  • Charles St. Clair. Food: A Play with Music. (2010).
  • Charles St. Clair and Julie Amparano. Writers' and Directors Shorts. (2010).
  • Jaimi Garcia. Waiting for Snow. (2010).
  • James Rivas and James Garcia. The Manic Hispanic. (2010).
  • Julie Amparano. A Mother's Will. (2010).
  • Julie Amparano. Canyon Voices. (2010).
  • Julie Amparano. Canyon Voices literary magazine. (2010).
  • Julie Amparano. Latino Literary Series. (2010).
  • Julie Amparano. Lost Boys Found. (2010).
  • Julie Amparano and ASU West students. ASU West Literary Magazine (title still being determined). (2010).
  • Julie Amparano and First Draft and Canyon Voices staff. Canyon Voices: An Evening of Literary Voices. (2010).
  • Julie Amparano. A Mother's Will. (2009).
  • Julie Amparano and James Garcia. A Boy Named Cesar. (2009).
  • Julie Amparano and James Garcia. A Boy Named Cesar. (2009).
  • Julie Amparano. Financial Health Begins with Solid Insurance Options. (2009).
  • Julie Amparano. Get organized! It’s all in your head. (2009).
  • Julie Amparano. New Year, New Faces, New Concerns. (2009).
  • Julie Amparano. Sign of the Times: Latinos Take Interracial Relationships to Heart. (2009).
  • Julie Amparano. The Power of Thanks: When it comes to words of thanks, some people just don’t get it. (2009).
  • Julie Amparano. Worried Sick: When "Sana Sana Colita de Rana" Isn't Enough. (2009).
  • Julie Amparano. Yes, You Can Say No: Assertiveness Can Lead to Happier, Healthier Life. (2009).
  • Julie Amparano/James Garcia. A Boy Named Cesar. (2008).

Research Activity

Courses

Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 394 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 210 Intro to Creative Writing
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
AMS 490 Writing Certificate Portfolio
ENG 494 Special Topics
ENG 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 361 Scriptwriting
ENG 388 Intermediate Workshop Fiction
ENG 394 Special Topics
AMS 490 Writing Certificate Portfolio
ENG 494 Special Topics
ENG 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 317 Cross-Cultural Writing
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 217 Writing Reflective Essays
ENG 288 Beginning Workshop Fiction
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
AMS 490 Writing Certificate Portfolio
ENG 494 Special Topics
ENG 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 217 Writing Reflective Essays
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 361 Scriptwriting
AMS 490 Writing Certificate Portfolio
ENG 494 Special Topics
ENG 499 Individualized Instruction
MAS 598 Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 317 Cross-Cultural Writing
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 310 Intermediate Creative Writing
ENG 410 Writing for Publication
AMS 490 Writing Certificate Portfolio
ENG 493 Honors Thesis
ENG 494 Special Topics
ENG 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 317 Cross-Cultural Writing
ENG 361 Scriptwriting
AMS 490 Writing Certificate Portfolio
ENG 492 Honors Directed Study
ENG 494 Special Topics
ENG 499 Individualized Instruction
MAS 580 Practicum
ENG 590 Reading and Conference
MAS 598 Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 311 Persuasive Writing
ENG 317 Cross-Cultural Writing
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 311 Persuasive Writing
ENG 317 Cross-Cultural Writing
ENG 388 Intermediate Workshop Fiction
AMS 490 Writing Certificate Portfolio
ENG 494 Special Topics
ENG 499 Individualized Instruction
MAS 580 Practicum
MAS 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 288 Beginning Workshop Fiction
ENG 361 Scriptwriting
IAS 420 Multicultural Autobiographies
ENG 420 Multicultural Autobiographies
AMS 490 Writing Certificate Portfolio
ENG 494 Special Topics
ENG 499 Individualized Instruction
MAS 598 Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 311 Persuasive Writing
AMS 490 Writing Certificate Portfolio
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 311 Persuasive Writing
ENG 317 Cross-Cultural Writing
AMS 490 Writing Certificate Portfolio
ENG 494 Special Topics
IAS 499 Individualized Instruction
ENG 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ENG 288 Beginning Workshop Fiction
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 388 Intermediate Workshop Fiction
AMS 490 Writing Certificate Portfolio
ENG 494 Special Topics
ENG 499 Individualized Instruction

Presentations

  • Julie Amparano. The Lost Boys/Girls: Past, Present and Future. Amnesty International Student Club at ASU (Oct 2013).
  • Julie Amparano and Julie Pearson. Process to Product: Creating Performances from Oral Histories. Southwest Oral History Conference: "Courage to Ask, Courage to Tell (Apr 2013).
  • Nalo Hopkinson and Caitlin Burns. The Future of Play: Communal Songs and Childrens Games. Emerge 2013 (Feb 2013).
  • Monica Casper. New approaches to trauma: Bridging theory and practice. Trauma Conference (Oct 2010).
  • KATHERINE NIGH, ASU Theatre and Performance of the Americas; AKUA DUKU ANOKYE, ASU Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies. Documenting/Performing Trauma. Trauma Conference - New approaches to trauma: Bridging theory and practice (Oct 2010).
  • Gloria Cuadraz and C. Alejandra Elenes, co-chairs. Derechos Humanos: (Re)claiming Our Dreams Across Contested Terrains. Arizona MALCS Institute 2010 (Jul 2010).
  • Delia Salvatierra, Immigration Attorney; Isabel G. Garcia, Pima County Legal Defender; Dr. Luis Plascencia, Assistant Professor, ASU; Silvia Rodriguez, Artist. Human Rights, Education, and the Dream Act: Navigating the Shifting Terrains. Arizona MALCS Institute 2010 (Jul 2010).

Service

  • The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, ASU Colectiva/Collective (2014 - Present)
  • Emerging Voices Student Club, Faculty Advisor (2013 - Present)
  • Summer Writers Workshop, Program director and instructor (2013 - Present)
  • Social Media Group at the West Campus, member (2013 - Present)
  • Summer Writers Workshop, Coordinator/Instructor (2012 - Present)
  • Summer Writers Workshop, Coordinator/Instructor (2012 - Present)
  • Commission on the Status of Women, Volunteer member (2011 - Present)
  • Commission on the Status of Women, Volunteer member (2011 - Present)
  • Commission on the Status of Women, Volunteer member (2011 - Present)
  • Oral History and Ethnography Collaborative, committee member (2011 - Present)
  • ASU's Articulation Task Force, member representing English (2010 - Present)
  • Monte Vista Elementary School, Writing Coach (2010 - Present)
  • First Draft Student Club, Faculty Advisor (2010 - Present)
  • Arizona Association for Chicanos in Higher Education, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Arizona Association for Chicanos in Higher Education, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Oral History Research Cluster, member (2010 - Present)
  • Oral History Research Cluster, member (2010 - Present)
  • Oral History Research Cluster, Committee Member (2010 - Present)
  • Oral History Research Cluster, Committee Member (2010 - Present)
  • ASU Commission on the Status of Women, member (2009 - Present)
  • Documentary Studies Organizing Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Hispanic Heritage Committee, member (2009 - Present)
  • Hispanic Heritage Committee, member (2009 - Present)
  • Hispanic Heritage Committee, member (2009 - Present)
  • Oral History Certificate Faculty Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Oral History Certificate Program, Faculty Committee member (2009 - Present)
  • Oral History Certificate Program, Faculty Committee member (2009 - Present)
  • Oral History Certificate Program, Faculty Committee member (2009 - Present)
  • Trauma Conference 2010 - New Approaches to Trauma: Bridging Theory and Practice, Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • West Cultural Festival Planning Committee, Committee Member (2009 - Present)
  • Writing Certificate Program, Director (2009 - Present)
  • Writing Certificate Program, Director (2009 - Present)
  • Writing Certificate Program, Director/Coordinator (2009 - Present)
  • Writing Certificate Program, Coordinator (2009 - Present)
  • Writing Certificate Program, Coordinator (2009 - Present)
  • Writing Certificate Program, Coordinator (2009 - Present)
  • Hispanic Heritage Committee, member (2008 - Present)
  • Online Education Group, member (2008 - Present)
  • National Association of Latino Independent Producers, board member (2006 - Present)
  • National Association of Latino Independent Producers, board member (2006 - Present)
  • New Carpa Theater, Board Member (2002 - Present)
  • Southwest Oral History Association, member (2014 - 2016)
  • New Carpa Theater, Board member (2002 - 2016)
  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs, member (2009 - 2015)
  • Monte Vista Elementary School, Writing Coach (2010 - 2014)
  • Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (Women Active in Letters and Social Change), member (2009 - 2014)
  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs, member (2009 - 2014)
  • National Association of Latino Independent Producers, board member (2006 - 2014)
  • New Carpa Theater, Board member (2002 - 2014)
  • Associated Writers Program, Member (2009 - 2011)
  • Oral History Research Cluster, Committee Member (2010 - 2011)
  • ASU Commission on the Status of Women, Committee Member (2009 - 2011)
  • Documentary Studies Organizing Committee, Member (2009 - 2011)
  • Hispanic Heritage Committee, Chair (2009 - 2011)
  • Hispanic Heritage Committee, member (2009 - 2011)
  • Oral History Certificate Faculty Committee, Member (2009 - 2011)
  • West Cultural Festival Planning Committee, Committee Member (2009 - 2011)
  • Monte Vista Elementary School, Writing Coach (2010 - 2011)
  • 4th Annual Pandora Festival, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Associated Writers Program, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (Women Active in Letters and Social Change) Summer Institu, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • ASU Commission on the Status of Women, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • HArCS Events Committee, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Hispanic Heritage Committee, Chair Elect (2009 - 2010)
  • Online Education Group Task Force, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Oral History Certificate Faculty Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • West Cultural Festival Planning Committee, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • HARCS Search Committee, Member (2009 - 2009)