Elizabeth McNeil is an emerita instructor of English at Arizona State University's College of Integrative Sciences and Arts on ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus and faculty advisor for the Environmental Humanities Certificate. She is an affiliate faculty member in women's and gender studies and African and African American studies. She received her doctorate in English (American ethnic and women’s literatures) and M.F.A. in creative writing (poetry) from Arizona State University, where she has taught composition, creative writing, literature, film, and career development.
McNeil is the author of "Trickster Discourse: Mediating Transformation for a New World" (Lambert, 2010) and co-editor of "Sapphire’s Literary Breakthrough: Erotic Literacies, Feminist Pedagogies, Environmental Justice Perspectives" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), nominated for the 2013 Association of American Colleges and Universities' Frederic W. Ness Book Award, and "Mapping Queer Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy" (Queer Studies and Education, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). She has also published two poetry collections, "Why We Need to Come Home" (Butte County Press, 1988) and "Ms. X's Ocean" (Four Chambers Press, 2016). Her outreach projects have included teaching poetry, memoir, and academic writing with learners from age 5 to 93.