Bethany Jacobs

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Office Location:
Hall 009-13
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Overview

Dr. Bethany Jacobs received her PhD from the University of Oregon in 2014. She teaches and researches Afrofuturism, U.S. multiethnic women’s literature, and histories of social protest, for which she has developed composition textbooks at the University of Oregon. Her essay "Woman Like You: Troubling Same-Sex Desire in Gayl Jones' Corregidora and Eva's Man" has been published in Callaloo, and her article "Mothering Herself: Manifesto of the Erotic Mother in Audre Lorde's Zami" has been published with MELUS. Her current book project, Refusing Mothers: Dystopia and Multiethnic Literature, argues that contemporary speculative literature by Chicana and African American women writers depicts motherhood as an inherently dystopic subject position, one that indicts the work of mid-century social justice movements for failing to include mothers in their liberatory visions.

Education:
  • PhD, University of Oregon 2014
  • BA, Westmont College 2006
Interests
Research Fields:
  • Communication
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
Issues:
  • Gender
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Race/Ethnicity
Courses
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II