Creative nonfiction, journalism, popular culture, religion, American literature
Briallen’s first book, Hard to Love (Bloomsbury, 2019), is a collection of essays about love and friendship. Her essays, reviews, op eds, profiles, listicles, and sermons have appeared in Avidly, Beliefnet, Black Business Now, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Columbia Journal, The Conversation, Crosscurrents, Document Journal, HuffPost, KtB, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, The New Republic, Newsweek, New York Magazine/The Cut, Not Coming to a Theater Near You, Religion & Politics, Sacred Matters, The Seattle Star, The Stranger, Take Part, and Talking Points Memo. She is the editor of the online literary magazine KtB and an associate editor at the UK-based independent press And Other Stories.
Courses: English 211W: Introduction to Writing Nonfiction; English 210W: Introduction to Creative Writing; English 303W: Writing about Family