Meet The Interns: Kimberly Singleton

Kimberly Singleton is in her junior year at ASU as well as a student of Barrett, the Honors College at ASU’s West campus. After completing her undergraduate studies in English and Public Relations, Kimberly would like to attend graduate school for an interdisciplinary emphasis in English studies, encompassing Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Literature. This past June, Kimberly had an opportunity to present a paper that exemplified her interests in this interdisciplinary approach at Duquesne University’s Communication Ethics Conference. Kimberly currently tutors at the ASU West Writing Center and is the assistant to the editor for an academic book series through Purdue Press. This is the second issue of Superstition Review that Kimberly has had the privilege to work on.

Superstition Review: What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?

Kimberly Singleton: As one of the Interview Editors for Superstition Review, my main responsibility is to craft at least five interviews with distinguished or emerging authors. First, I am responsible for contacting authors for a potential interview. If they agree to an interview, I research their work and create questions based on my results. The questions are then sent to the author for their responses.

SR: Why did you decide to get involved with Superstition Review?

KS: Superstition Review has allowed me the opportunity to experience a career in publishing as a young, emerging professional. By becoming involved with the magazine, I am able to see if this career is one I would pursue after graduation. Furthermore, an internship with such a notable magazine helps me to mature in my understanding of professionalism, integrity, dedication, and time management in the workplace.

SR: Besides interning for Superstition Review, how do you spend your time?

KS: The majority of my time is devoted to my other courses at ASU. I am also a tutor at ASU’s West campus Writing Center and the president of a student organization at the West campus. Both of these positions and the internship keep me very occupied during the week and even on the weekends. When I’m not busy with school-related activities, I enjoy salsa dancing and drinking coffee with my mom.

SR: What other position(s) for Superstition Review would you like to try out?

KS: Although I have not received formal training in art history, design, or creation, I enjoy experiencing various pieces of art and would enjoy trying out the Art Editor position. My understanding of artwork has come from conversations with other artists, exploring art venues, and my vast interest in aesthetic theory.

SR: Describe one of your favorite literary works.

KS: One of my favorite literary works is E.M. Forster’s delightful book, A Room with a View. Although I have read it countless times, each reading brings additional discoveries from the text. It is a rich piece of literature with multiple layers of meaning and symbolism that concern aestheticism, philosophy, gender politics, and social values.

SR: What are you currently reading?

KS: I am currently reading Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time for one of my courses. It is a dense philosophic piece that takes the entire history of Western Philosophy into question by challenging Cartesian ethics and instead maintaining our “Being-in-the-World” as the fundamental point for human knowledge.

SR: Creatively, what are you currently working on?

KS: Right now I am preparing to begin my thesis for Barrett, the Honors College which will serve as my writing sample when applying for graduate programs next fall.

SR: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

KS: In 10 years I hope to be finished with my PhD and working in some capacity with a university whether it’s teaching, public relations, or publishing.

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13 thoughts on “Meet The Interns: Kimberly Singleton

  • September 20, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Nice to mee you!! You were the first one I spoke with at the meeting so your already awesome. You defiantly sound like a woman on a mission great attitude youll defiantly go far! 🙂

  • September 21, 2010 at 10:14 am

    It’s great to have such ambitious fellow staff members. Best of luck with your thesis!

  • September 21, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Wow, Kimberly, you are well read. I love the section where interns discuss their favorite/current literary works as I feel it’s a great way to add to my own collection. Thank you!

  • September 21, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Hi Kimberely,

    I am also in the process of applying for graduate schools. I hope you meet your goals! You send very driven. Also, I think being an art editor would be very exciting and if I didn’t love fiction so much, I would definitely want to work in the art department of the magazine.

  • September 21, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    If you want to become familiar with the art selection process, you could talk to onw of our fellow editors. If you want to know the selection process for tangible media, you could go to just about any art gallery (at least the ones in old town) and asked the person who procures the art what his/her criteria are. I asked a few different art vendors and was amazed at the selection process.

  • September 21, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I’ve always wanted to read A Room with a View! I’ll have to give it a go now that you’ve endorsed it so well!

  • September 22, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Hi Kimberly!

    I’m also in the honors college and would love to hear more about your thesis. Let me know what you end up focusing on!

  • September 22, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Wow you are so busy! It looks like you are interested in philosophy, that was always a head scratcher to me, fun but hard to learn.

  • September 22, 2010 at 9:46 am

    From the girls to your mom huh? Eh, we could discuss later. Now should I take the common route or… Your pictures looks great!

  • September 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    @Chris I agree that Kim is well read. This is also one of my favorite questions because I find it’s always useful to broaden the spectrum of what we read and pay respect to other literary works.

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