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About Jacqueline O'Connor

Dr. Jacqueline O’Connor earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis, and she joined the faculty of the English Department at Boise State University in 2001. Her teaching and scholarly interests include 20th and 21st century American literatures, the life and work of Tennessee Williams, and the intersections of law, culture, and the humanities. Since 2011, she has been awarded more than $50,000 in external and internal grants to support her research and pedagogy. In 2015 she received a Distinguished Faculty Award from the College of Arts and Sciences.


2001 - Present Professor, Boise State University Department of English

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Honors and Awards

  • 2011 - National Endowment of the Humanities Enduring Questions Pilot Course Grant ($21,643): "What is Justice?"
  • 2011 - Idaho Humanities Council Research Grant ($3,500): "Illegal Bodies: Law and Emotion in the Work of Tennessee Williams"
  • 2011 - Harry Ranson Center Research Fellowship ($1,200) University of Texas at Austin
  • 2012 - Arts and Humanities Research Fellowship, Boise State University ($13,004)
  • 2013 - Boise City Department of Arts & History Grant ($5,000)
  • 2014 - Intensive Semester Learning Experience Course Development Grant, Boise State University ($12,034)
  • 2017 - Stipend to participate in an NEH summer institute for college and university educators, "American Material Cuture: 19th Century New York", National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

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Books (4)

Selected Articles (5)

Contributions to Books (3)

Notes and Performance Reviews (3)

Includes encyclopedia enteries

Blog Posts (1)

Selected Presentations (4)