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WITH SHAWN BOWERS ’01, MFA ’04 English literature and creative writing professor


Shawn Bowers has always enjoyed exploring new places. Born in Costa Rica, she moved to New Orleans as a child and later settled in Florida. Before coming to Queens as a student, Bowers visited at least six countries. Her wanderlust only increased when she joined Queens faculty. As an English literature and creative writing instructor, she has been part of five international experiences, thanks to her teaching role in the John Belk International Program (JBIP). Traces of her trips to Costa Rica, South


Africa, Patagonia and Greece can be seen throughout her McEwen office. “I like to pick things up from my travels that are both beautiful and artistic,” said Bowers. “Tey’re fun reminders of my travels.”


1. The seagull, holding a place of pride, is a project that a student planned to discard. Bowers saved it because it powerfully tells the story of sustainability. She said, “I use it to show students the power of good work.”


2. Credit for Bowers’ thesis goes to Anita Cantillo (Shawn Bowers). Why? Her publisher encouraged the use of a pseudonym that reflects her heritage. “This is a funny, little anecdote,” said Bowers. “Professionally, I am two people.”


3. Her tapestry reflects a 2019 mission trip to Guatemala. She keeps it to remind herself of the special lessons her students and her faculty colleagues learned during that time of service.


4. The zebra is from her time in South Africa. There she taught storytelling to captivated students, enjoyed time on safari and got an up-close view of five lions.


5. The ceramic cross sitting on Bowers’ shelf—a memento of her trip to Greece where she instructed students on the culture and rise of democracy—reflects her Catholic upbringing.


6. The bright sun and brilliant flowers depicted in the painting are the handiwork of colleague Daina Nathaniel ’00, associate professor in the Knight School of Communication.


She and Nathaniel were undergrads together, and they also collaborated on the planning of a South America trip with JBIP.


7. Bowers’ bookshelves reflect two great passions. On top are books describing where she has traveled and below sits a collection of Latinx literature. Bowers proposed and won a bid to teach the first Latinx course in Queens’ English


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