The Midwest Modern Language Association 2017 Keynote Address will be delivered by Kristen Iversen. Her talk, titled “A New Palette: Art as Activism in a Volatile World” will kick off the 2017 convention.  Nov. 9-12, 2017, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Conference Theme “Artists and Activists.”

Iversen holds a PhD from the University of Denver, and currently heads the PhD program in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Cincinnati. She has lectured widely across the U.S. and abroad, including the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Conference in Oslo, Norway in April 2017.