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About Hope E. Jennings

Hope Jennings was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in the Catskills. She studied film and stage acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and graduated from Hunter College, C.U.N.Y. with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Honors and British Literature. She lived in Scotland for five years, earning a PhD in English from the University of St. Andrews, and now lives and works in Dayton, OH where she is an Associate Professor of English and Program Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wright State University. She teaches classes in contemporary and postmodern British literature, feminist theory, gender and genre studies, and women's writing. Essays and criticism have been published in Interdisciplinary Humanities, Margaret Atwood Studies, and Angela Carter: New Critical Readings (Continuum). Current research and book projects include Apocalypse, Trauma, and Utopia in Contemporary Literature, and a co-authored historical fantasy series. Her debut novel, Nostalgia, is a fictional biography of the modernist poet Mina Loy and will be published in December 2015 by Anti-Oedipus Press.


2019 - Present Professor, Wright State University English Language and Literatures
2012 - 2019 Associate Professor, Wright State University English Language and Literatures
Director, Wright State University Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Curriculum Vitae


2013 - 2015 Grant for design, delivery, and assessment of multiple sections of Approaches to Women's Studies
Office of the Provost, Wright State University & the Dean's Office, College of Liberal Arts
Teaching Innovation Grant
2013 - 2014 Grant for assessment of Multicultural Competency learning outcomes in Approaches to Women’s Studies
Office of Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement, Wright State University
Inclusion Infusion Grant – Designing a Research Project to Evaluate Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Course
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2013 - Present Member, Contemporary Women’s Writing Association
2013 - Present Member, Midwest Regional Gender & Sexuality Consortium
2012 - Present Member, National Women’s Studies Association
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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Excellence in Teaching: Wright State CORE
  • 2014 Excellence in Teaching: Writing Across the Curriculum


2007 Ph.D., University of St. Andrews ‐ English
2002 B.A., Hunter College, C.U.N.Y. ‐ English
1991 Cert., American Musical & Dramatic Academy ‐ Studio Program

Contact Information

Millett Hall 149
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
(937) 775-3136


Articles and Book Reviews (11)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (2)

Creative Works (2)

Presentations, Abstracts, and Conference Proceedings (4)