Brooke Champagne

Brooke Champagne

Diversity Initiative Co-Chair


  • MFA, Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction), Louisiana State University, 2005

Research Areas

  • Creative Writing
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Literature


Brooke Champagne was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and now writes and teaches in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama. She spent ten years as Assistant Director of First-Year Writing in the English Department, and now serves as faculty advisor to the Teachers of Color Caucus, and Co-Chair of the department’s Diversity Initiative. She was awarded the inaugural William Bradley Prize for the Essay for “Exercises,” which was published in The Normal School and listed as Notable in Best American Essays 2019. Her writing has appeared widely in print and online journals, most recently in Barrelhouse, Tahoma Literary Review, and Hunger Mountain. She won the 2022 March Faxness National Championship Essay Tournament with her essay on Aimee Mann’s cover of the song “One.” Her debut essay collection, Nola Face, will be published with the Crux Series in Literary Nonfiction at the University of Georgia Press in 2024.