Marriya Schwarz

Marriya Schwarz

Marriya Schwarz

Adjunct Faculty

Composition: Intersection between language and history Book History Multimodal Composition Popular Writing

Marriya Schwarz is an adjunct professor in the English department  at George Mason. She teaches composition at GMU, American University, and NOVA Community College.

In creative endeavors, Marriya Schwarz focuses on comedy, fiction, and non-fiction. She has worked in TV development, working for showrunner Chitra Sampath, and has helped sell television shows to Amazon, FX, and Netflix. She has also written and worked for comedian Sammy Obeid. Schwarz also works as a pop culture freelance writer, primarily working for Zimbio where she worked on pop culture articles, quizzes, and managed their successful TikTok account. Schwarz is particularly passionate about digital media, running podcasts, online shows, online magazines, and TikToks in her free time, which trickles down into her teaching where she focuses on multimodal composition. She has words in Slate, Slackjaw Humor, Grace & Gravity, and Women’s eNews.

Courses Taught



BA (Hons) in American Studies and Creative Writing, William & Mary, 2020

MFA in Creative Writing, American University, 2023