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Jana María Giles

Jana María Giles, American writer, editor. Named Outstanding Scholar, New Mexico Teachers' Association, 1984; creative writing fellow department English University New Mexico, 1992-1993.


  • Giles, Jana María was born on November 2, 1966 in Aberdeen, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Garred Allen Giles and Francisca Hernández.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, St. John's College, 1988. Master of Arts, University New Mexico, 1994.


    • Assistant editor CZM Associates, Annapolis, Maryland, 1989. Publications assistant International Management and Development Institute, Washington, 1989-1990. Copy editor Albuquerque Journal, 1990-1991.

      Teaching assistant English department University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1992-1995. Associate producer Writing the Southwest, 1993-1994. Associate editor Colonial Latin America History Review, 1995-1998.

      Client services ProLaw Software, since 1998. Fiction judge Conceptions Southwest, Albuquerque, 1993. Mentor Australian Psychological Society Gifted Mentorship, Albuquerque, 1995-1996.


    • Contributor short stories, academy articles and book reviews to professional publications. Member editorial board Hembra, 1992-1993. Co-editor The Women's Anthology of St. John's College, 1988-1990.


    Volunteer Celebrate Youth!, Albuquerque, since 1990, KUNM-FM Public Radio, Albuquerque, 1990-1991, Unemployment and Poverty Action Fund, Washington, 1989-1990. Essay judge Academy Decathlon, Albuquerque, 1993. Member fiction writer's retreat Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, 1997.

    Member Modern Language Association.



    Photography, hiking, film, theater, travel.

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    Born November 2, 1966
    (age 51)
    • 1988
      St. John's College
    • 1994
      University New Mexico
    • 1989 - 1990
      publications assistant, International Management and Development Institute
      Washington, United States
    • 1989
      Assistant, editor CZM Associates
      Annapolis, Maryland, United States
    • 1990 - 1991
      copy editor Albuquerque Journal
    • 1992 - 1995
      teaching assistant, English department University New Mexico
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
    • 1993 - 1994
      associate, producer Writing the Southwest
    • 1995 - 1998
      associate, editor Colonial Latin America History Review
    • 1998
      client services ProLaw Software
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