Before teaching at the University of Oklahoma, Roxana L. Cazan taught literature, creative writing, and women's studies courses at Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania. She is an interpreter and translator of Romanian and a poet. Recipient of the Jane Foulkes Malone Fellowship in creative writing and the Samuel Yellen Fellowship in poetry, Roxana is the author of two poetry books: The Accident of Birth (Main Street Rag, 2017) and Tethered to the Unexpected(Alien Buddha Press, 2022). Her poems have been featured in Poets Reading the News, Connecticut River Review, Construction Magazine, Cold Creek Review, among many others. She is co-editor of the anthology Voices on the Move: An Anthology by and about Refugees (Solis Press, 2020).
Roxana’s scholarly work focuses on ethnic and postcolonial literature and women’s studies and gender and has appeared in Neophilologus, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Comparative Literature Studies, Studies in American Jewish Literature, American Journal of Undergraduate Research, Demeter Press, and Routledge. She is the co-editor of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal (published by Penn State University Press).
To learn more about Roxana, you may access her CV here.
Roxana Cazan serves as the Executive Director of American Romanian Coalition for Human and Equal Rights.
She has also served on the board of the following nonprofits:
Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc.
Society for Romanian Studies
Refugee Working Group
She worked for the Association for Greater Oklahoma Governments.
Remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else."