Dr Sherezade García Rangel
Course Leader and Lecturer in English and Creative Writing
Sherezade is Venezuelan writer, podcaster, lecturer and researcher based in Falmouth University. She joined Falmouth in 2018, where she teaches in English and Creative Writing, and she is the Course Leader of the online BA in Creative Writing. Sherezade writes short fiction, literary fiction, creative non-fiction and podcast scripts and is the award-winning founder and host of the On The Hill podcast about Cornish cemeteries and the stories buried there. Her research focuses on historical accounts of Cornwall, cemeteries, Venezuela and the Venezuelan diaspora, the literary novel, the podcast form and practice, the short story, creative non-fiction and the connections between art and literature. She is fascinated with the possibilities of creative writing as a disruptive, multimodal practice and enjoys developing and deploying a dynamic teaching practice within its pedagogy.
Sherezade has presented her writing and research at a number of peer-reviewed conferences and publications including Translational Literature's Follow the Sun (2012), Stay-at-Home Festival (2020), NAWE2019, Borders and Crossings 2019, AyeWrite! (2015), 'Attentive Writers': Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority in the University of Glasgow (2013), Writing into Art in Strathclyde University (2013), Objects at Oxford University (2013). For more details about her research please see section below.
Sherezade's creative work has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including Gutter Magazine, Hwearf, On The Hill podcast, Miscellaneous: Writing Inspired by The Hunterian, Nest Podcast and others. She was a Writer in Residence at The Hunterian museum (2014–2016). She also undertook a residency with The Bothy project (2018). She was the Staff Editor of FalWriting creative lab and literary online magazine from 2018 to 2020. She was awarded an Awen medal for Awenekter/Creativity by Gorsedh Kernow for her work in creating the On The Hill podcast (2020).
She was named January's Woman of the Month by The Hypatia Trust (2021). She is a Research Fellow for the Wiley Digital Archive at the Royal Geographical Society, where she is currently exploring representations of Venezuela in the digital archives.