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Dawn Trook

Continuing Lecturer



  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of California, Irvine. June, 1996.
  • B.A., Literature with emphasis in Creative Writing, University of California, Santa Cruz. June, 1990.


Teaching and Research Interests

Anti-racist pedagogy, creative writing, community-engaged theater, first-year composition 


Selected Publications, Presentations, and Professional Activities

  • Community Writing Conference, 2021: (Re)Defining “Community”: Challenging Structures of Oppression within the Academy and Beyond (with Helen Sandoval)
  • University of California Writing Programs Conference 2021: Workshop on Labor-based Grading Contracts (with Anne F. Walker)
  • Covid-19 Complicates, Not Causes, Domestic Violence: Ms. Magazine
  • Performance Artist: Beating Heart of the Track (with Anne F. Walker)
  • Director: Top Girls, Playhouse Merced
  • Director: Valley Roots Merced
  • OpEd Project: University of California Faculty Fellow
  • Director, Writer, Performer, Sweetie's Yumhouse Kitchen
  • Producer, The 24 Hour Plays

Contact Information

Websites and Social Media: DawnTrook.comValley RootsFacebook, Twitter: DawnTrook, Instagram: DawnTrook