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  • Professor
  • Department Chair
  • English
  • Jewish Studies
1203 Patterson Office Tower
Other Affiliations:

Jill Rappoport

Research Interests:
Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
Women's Literature and Gender Studies
Literary Theory

Ph.D., University of Virginia; B.A. Wesleyan University


Areas of Specialty:

  • nineteenth-century British literature and culture
  • literature and economics
  • gender and sexuality
  • poetry, science fiction, gift books


Recent Honors:

  • SEC Faculty Travel Grants, 2022, 2023-4
  • UK Chairs' Academy I and II, 2022-3
  • UK Women's Executive Leadership Development Program, 2022
  • College of A&S Certificate for Outstanding Graduate Mentoring, 2018-19
  • EGSO Outstanding Faculty Award, 2019
  • William S. Ward Award for Distinguished Achievement, 2019
  • Faculty Mentor, Inclusive Pedagogies Graduate Student Learning Community, 2018-19
  • College of A&S Inclusion Fellow, 2018-19
Selected Publications: