Rachel Newcomb (1997–1998)
Rachel Newcomb took a different path from her Tickner Fellow colleagues and was awarded a Ph.D in anthropology in 2004. Now an assistant professor of anthropology at Rollins College, she continues to pursue a writing life in fiction and poetry, and has won her first award in the 2004 Society for Humanistic Anthropology’s Ethnographic Fiction Contest. She has enetered a novel to the Amazon Breakthrough Novelist Contest and as of recent earned semifinalist status. Her poetry and fiction have been published in the Baltimore City Paper, Cumberland Poetry Review, The Crucible, Interim, Poem, New Delta Review, International Poetry Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Kennesaw Review and others.