Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Ph.D., The University of Utah, 2016
M.A., Ohio University
Office: Griffin 231
Teaching and Research Areas
Creative Writing, Speculative Fiction, Contemporary Gothic & Horror Fiction, Queer Theory, Experimental Writing & Hybrid Forms
Jessica Alexander earned her Ph.D. in Literature and Fiction Writing from the University of Utah in 2016. She held a Visiting Assistant Professorship at Franklin & Marshall College from 2016-2018. Her story collection, Dear Enemy, was the winning manuscript in the 2016 Subito Prose Contest, as judged by Selah Saterstrom. Her fiction has been published in journals such as The Offbeat, Psychopomp Magazine, LIT, Fence, Black Warrior Review, PANK, Denver Quarterly, The Collagist, and DIAGRAM, among other places. She has given talks on the influence of theory on creative practice, queer desire in gothic fiction, and the serious work of a queer comic vision—all interests that inform her creative projects and invigorate her teaching practice.