Joanne Mallari

Joanne Mallari, MFA

Teaching Assistant Professor; Assistant Director, Core Writing Program


Joanne Mallari teaches writing and related courses in the Department of English.

She is the author of Daughter Tongue, a chapbook that explores hybrids of identity from the perspective of a second-generation Filipino-American. Her poetry has been published in journals including Crab Orchard Review, Palimpsest and Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, which nominated her work for a Pushcart Prize.

Born in southern California and raised in Las Vegas, she has called Reno home since 2008.


  • Daughter Tongue (poetry chapbook), Kelsay Books, 2020


  • MFA, creative writing (poetry), University of Nevada, Reno, 2018
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Nevada, Reno, 2015
  • B.A., English (writing), University of Nevada, Reno, 2011