Natalie Meisner, PhD

Administrative title: Director of Changemaking

Academic title: Professor and Poet Laureate of Calgary

PhD, University of Calgary
MFA — Creative Writing, University of British Columbia
BA, Dalhousie/Kings University

Office: EA3122
Phone: 403.440.5925



Scholarly Interests

Natalie Meisner is an award-winning multi-genre author, the director of Changemaking at MRU and a full professor in the Department of English, Languages and Cultures where she works in the areas of creative writing, drama and gender/sexuality studies.


My background in live theatre and community development informs my student-centred approach. I use principles of equity, diversity and inclusion to make my classes as rich as possible for every kind of learner.

Selected Scholars Activity

Speed Dating For Sperm Donors (Playwright's Canada Press)

Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story (University of Calgary Press)

My Mommy, My Mama, My Brother & Me (Nimbus Publishing)

Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family (Fernwood Publishing)

Selected Honours. Grants and Awards

  • Growing Up Salty (Fernwood Publishing)
  • Fifth Poet Laureate of Calgary
  • Canadian National Playwriting Award, first place
  • Alberta Playwriting Award, first place

Link to my professional website.

Link to my curriculum vitae.