Professional Bio

  • Ph.D., Literature, Duke University, 2005. Certificate in Latin American Cultural Studies
  • B.A., English, Colgate University, 1995

Michael joined the Regis library faculty in 2015. Michael earned his doctorate in Comparative Literature from Duke University and has worked at Duke University, Elon University and the University of Colorado-Boulder. He has taught writing and humanities courses on Latin American literature and culture, utopian literature, HBO's The Wire and Pirates. His research interests include Aztec and Maya writing systems and composition pedagogy.

Research & Scholarship

Select publications:

Ennis, M. (2015) "The Wire: Exercises in Revision and Form." In The Wire in the College Classroom. Ed. Karen Dillon and Naomi Crummey. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press.

Ennis, M. (2014) "The Magic Hour." The Blue Lake Review.

Ennis, M. (2014) "My Second Favorite Writer Just Died." Mayday Magazine No.8.

Ennis, M. (2008) "The View of the Empire from the Altepetl: Nahua Historical and Global Imagination." With SilverMoon. In Rereading the Black Legend. Eds. Mignolo, Greer, Quilligan. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Select presentations:

Ennis, M. "Genre in the Integrated Writing Curriculum." Workshop Presenter, Program for Writing and Rhetoric. University of Colorado Boulder, August 2014.

Ennis, M. "Digital Composition Training." Workshop Facilitator, Program for Writing and Rhetoric. University of Colorado Boulder, August 2014.

Ennis, M. "The Wire as a Tool for Teaching Academic Writing." Panel discussion on The Wire and pedagogy. African and African-American Studies graduate student colloquium. Duke University, February 2011.

Ennis, M. "Visions of the Unvanquished: Alternate Histories of the Aztec Empire." At Revisiting the Past in Contemporary Literature and Film, West Virginia University's Colloquium on Literature and Film. September 2008.

Subject Specialty

The Learning Commons - Writing Center, Tutoring Services, Academic Success Workshops