Date of Award

Spring 5-22-2016

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process

First Advisor

Dan Pope

Second Advisor

Sarah Darer


Scanning Jordan is a 56,000-word young adult dystopian novel about a sixteen-year-old girl in the near future who lives with the compound of Ubble, a powerful corporation that is taking over the world and attempting to change the course of human evolution.

Jordan Somers is a multiracial teenager who has a privileged life inside the wealthy corporate compound. When a friend’s father goes missing, Jordan embarks on a journey that takes her into the dangerous world outside of the compound. After discovering that Ubble is experimenting on, kidnapping, and murdering innocent people, she joins a group of outsiders and attempts to expose the truth and bring down the company.

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