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Krista Quesenberry

Krista Quesenberry

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow in English

29 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • SPRING 2018
  • Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,
  • Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
  • and by appointment.

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. Ph.D. English - Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania (2016)
  2. Ph.D. Women's Studies - Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania (2016)
  3. M.A. English - Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania (2012)
  4. B.A. English - Ball State University, Indiana (2006)

Professional Bio

Krista Quesenberry is an English instructor and postdoctoral research and editorial associate with the Hemingway Letters Project. Her dual-title Ph.D. was conferred in 2016 from the departments of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her areas of research and teaching interest include twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature and lifewriting, comics, medical humanities, scholarly editing, media and publication studies, and gender and sexuality studies.

Krista is currently working on a project relating to identity and identification in autobiographical comics about experiences of illness, disease, and disability, as well as the project that stems from her dissertation, "Post-Recovery: Reading at the Intersection of Modernist, Feminist, and Lifewriting Studies." Her most recent article, "Intersectional and non-human self-representation in women’s autobiographical comics," appeared in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics in Fall 2017.

In Spring 2018, Krista is again teaching the interdisciplinary pilot course, Engl 297: Narrative Medicine: Stories and Comics. She has previously taught a range of courses both online and in-residence: Modernist American Literature to 1945 (Engl 133), Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Studies (Engl/WMNST 245), Introduction to Women's Studies (WMNST 100), Women in Art and Culture (WMNST 106), Technical Writing (Engl 202C), Advanced Technical Writing (Engl 418), Business Writing (Engl 202D), and first-year composition (Engl 15 and honors, Engl 30).

Krista has also served as a program assistant for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric , and held positions on the executive boards of the Modernist Studies Graduate Student Organization (MSW) and the English Graduate Organization (EGO), and served a full term as an appointed member of the President's Commission on LGBTQ Equity.

Before attending Penn State, Krista worked as an EFL instructor in Thailand and as a basic literacy tutor (through AmeriCorps) in Washington, D.C.