James Bennett is a writer and translator from San Diego, California. He is a former U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique, as well as the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to Mozambique (2017) and to Portugal (2021). He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and currently teaches English as a Second Language for Spanish-speaking professional baseball players with the San Diego Padres.


US Student Program – Fulbright / Camões, I.P. Open Study/Research Award

Education: MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction, Arizona State University (2021)

Field of Study: Creative Writing

Project Title: “Interconnected Identities: Writing the African Influence in Portugal”

Host Institution, Location: University of Lisbon, Lisbon School of Economics & Management (ISEG-ULisboa), Center for Studies on Africa and Development (CEsA)

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 8 months, starting in October 2021