Dr. Angela Sells

After completing my doctorate in comparative mythology (with an emphasis in women’s narrative), I began teaching courses in mythic literature and women’s studies.

I am currently adjunct faculty at Meridian University, co-manager of the Open Book bookstore and co-founder of the Open Book Press. I recently published a book based on my dissertation titled Sabina Spielrein: The Woman and the Myth (SUNY Press, 2017). 

I was recently invited to speak about Spielrein by Dr. Jasmine Shadrack at the University of Northampton, UK. I have also been invited to Sweden to speak at the Ingmar Bergman Film Festival about the nature of the feminine in Bergman's oeuvre. As Co-Chair for the Goddess Studies Unit for the American Academy of Religion, I try to stay up-to-date on research about women in mythology. My book reviews have been feature in the Journal of Popular Culture and my poetry has appeared in Inscape.

I also love to create zines with my amazing partner Will Dane that highlight underrepresented voices in the literary and visual arts. To find our more information about the zine Automata, which features Q&A with the co-founder of the Seattle Black Panther chapter Elmer Dixon, Best American short story writer Caille Millner, and Sacramento Poet Laureate Indigo Moor, please visit The Open Book Press. We also offer traditional publishing services to emerging authors and have published books by Carolyn Cassady (Muse of the Beat Generation), Gene Berson, Yakshi, and Ashley Warren. 

For more information about upcoming Sierra College classes, please click on the “Teaching” tab.

To find out more about the Sierra Writers Reading Series in collaboration with The Open Book, please visit us at Sierra Writers!

For more information about DrummerGirlDays, please visit me Here.