Photo Credit: Natalie Haws
  • Associate Professor, English
  • Assistant Professor, English


Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Japan
  • Latin America and the Caribbean


  • Michael Mejia (2023). "Animalia," "AUM: The Cult at the End of the World," "Bad Behavior," "Fair Play," "Fancy Dance," "Kim’s Video" . [Website/Blog] URL Published, 01/2023.
  • Michael Mejia & Ed. Steve Tomasula (2022). "Coyote Takes Us Home." . University of Alabama Press. Published, 02/2022.
  • Michael Mejia (2022). "Dos Estaciones," "Marte Um," "Master," "Princess," You Won’t Be Alone" . [Website/Blog] URL Published, 01/2022.
  • Mejia, Michael. "On Border Consciousness," nonfiction, Perspectives, October, 2021. Print & Web. Published, 10/2021.
  • Michael Mejia (2021). "Cryptozoo," "John and the Hole," "One for the Road," "The Pink Cloud," "Wild Indian" . [Website/Blog] URL Published, 01/2021.
  • Mejia, Michael. "Matanzas," prose, 15 Bytes, January 2020. Web. Published, 01/05/2020.
  • Michael Mejia (2020). "Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets," "Horse Girl," "Identifying Features," "Jumbo," "La Llorona," "Mucho, Mucho Amor," "The Painter and the Thief," "Shirley," "Vivos". [Website/Blog] URL Published, 01/2020.
  • Mejia, Michael. "TIA CATRINA |||| UNCLE SAM (after George Rodriguez), ekphrastic prose, DIAGRAM, Web. Published, 12/31/2019.
  • Mejia, Michael. "Always in Season," "Birds of Passage," "I Am Mother," "Luce," "Midnight Family," "Monos," "Native Son," "Ms. Purple," "The Wolf Hour," film reviews, Salt Lake Magazine, January 2019. Web. Published, 01/2019.
  • Mejia, Michael. TOKYO. Tuscaloosa, AL: FC2/U of Alabama Press, March 2018. Published, 03/2018.
  • Michael Mejia (2018). "306 Hollywood," "Beast," "Butterflies," "Foxtrot," "Generation Wealth," "Lizzie," "The Rider," "Three Identical Strangers," "We the Animals," "Westwood," "Yardie" . [Website/Blog] URL Published, 01/2018.
  • Mejia, Michael. "We wanted to try the strength of our slender legs: Some Notes on Walking as Form," nonfiction, Halophyte Collective, forthcoming, 2018. Print. Accepted, 10/2017.
  • Mejia, Michael. TOKYO (Excerpt), fiction, 15 Bytes, July 2017. Web. Published, 07/16/2017.
  • Mejia, Michael. "Crystal City," prose, Notre Dame Review, Spring 2017. Print. Published, 03/2017.
  • Mejia, MIchael. "Carpinteros," "Dayveon," "Machines," "The Nile Hilton Incident," "Pop Aye," "Tokyo Idols," "Whose Streets?," film reviews, Salt Lake Magazine, January 2017. Web. Published, 01/2017.
  • Mejia, Michael. "New Seed, New Soil," review of Nicholas Moseley's Metamorphosis, Tarpaulin Sky, February 2016. Web. Published, 02/2016.
  • Mejia, Michael. "A Good Wife," "Cemetery of Splendor," "Maggie's Plan," "The Birth of a Nation," "The Eyes of My Mother," "The Fits," "The Land of the Enlightened," "The Lure," "White Girl," "Wiener-Dog," film reviews, Salt Lake Magazine. Published, 01/2016.
  • Mejia, Michael. Four excerpts from "Salaryman," photos and prose poems, Rattle, June 2015. Web. (Reprint, with audio). Published, 06/2015.
  • Mejia, Michael. "To Visit a Place for the First Time Is Thereby to Begin to Write It" (excerpt), fiction, Litscapes: Collected U.S. Writings 2015 (ed. Caitlin Alvarez and Kass Fleisher), Steerage Press. Published, 06/2015.
  • Mejia, Michael. "The Written Face" and "Millions of Bodies," fiction, Clackamas Literary Review. Published, 04/2015.
  • Mejia, Michael. Four excerpts from "Salaryman," photos and prose poems, Rattle, February 2015. Print. Published, 02/2015.
  • Mejia, Michael. "6 Desires: D.H. Lawrence and Sardinia," "It Follows," "The Tribe," "The Overnight," "Princess," "The Russian Woodpecker," "Western," "Liveforever," "Last Days in the Desert," "The Forbidden Room," "Station to Station," "The Witch," "Cartel Land," "Finders Keepers," "The Sundance That Was," film reviews, Salt Lake Magazine, January, 2015. Web. Published, 01/2015.
  • Mejia, Michael. "The Way In," nonfiction, The Volta, December 2014. Web. Published, 12/2014.
  • Mejia, Michael. "Three Tales from the Japanese: 'The Incident,' 'The Unknown Language,' 'Food Decentered,'" fiction, The Collagist, December 2014. Web. Published, 12/2014.
  • Mejia, Michael. "Coyote Takes Us Home," fiction, Angels of the Americlypse (ed. Carmen Gimenez Smith and John Chávez), Counterpath, August 2014. Published, 08/2014.
  • Mejia, Michael. "'A Camera's Not Expression, It's Part of the Spectacle': 5 YouTube Videos," hybrid prose, The Petroleum Manga, Peanut Books, June 2014. Published, 06/2014.
  • Mejia, Michael. "'A Camera's Not Expression, It's Part of the Spectacle': 5 YouTube Videos," hybrid prose, DIAGRAM, November 2013. Published, 10/2013.
  • Mejia, Michael. "The Abjection" and "On 'The Abjection.'" Fiction and accompanying craft essay in anthology. Tuscaloosa Writes This (eds. Brian Oliu and Patti White). Slash Pine Press. Published, 09/2013.
  • Mejia, Michael. "What I'm Reading Now." Essay. Drunken Boat. Published, 08/2013.
  • Mejia, Michael. "The Cinematographers!" illustrated fiction, Western Humanities Review, July 2012. Published, 07/2012.