Re`Lynn Hansen is an associate professor in the English Department of Columbia College where she teaches nonfiction in the Creative Writing Program. Her essays and prose poetry have appeared in Poem Memoir Story, Rhino, HLLQ, Hawai'i Review, Contrary, and other journals and magazines. (Her recent publications are under the name Re’ Lynn Hansen.) She is also a photographer and combines image with word; this work has been featured in Calyx and Fifth Wednesday journals. Her short stories have been included in various anthologies. Her novel, Take Me to the Underground, published by Crossing Press, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.
She was the editor of South Loop Review: Creative Nonfiction + Art from 2007 until fall 2011. She coordinated the Introduction to Literature Program from 2000 through 2003. She coordinated the Creative Nonfiction and Professional Writing Programs in 2003-2004. She teaches a variety of courses in the Creative Writing - Nonfiction Program including workshops in Creative Nonfiction, Creative Nonfiction: Writing Memoir, and the South Loop Review: Magazine Production class.