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Leisha Jones

Leisha Jones

Associate Teaching Professor of English
306 Burrowes Building
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Leisha Jones

Spring 2024 Office Hours

Tuesdays 4:30-6pm, Thursdays 1:30-2:45 and by appointment on Zoom


Dual Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies/Visual Culture

Professional Bio

Leisha Jones is Associate Teaching Professor of English at Penn State University, where she teaches courses on women writers, digital literature and culture, feminist theory, and girl literature. Her published works include articles in Journal of Narrative Theory, Deleuze Studies, Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, and Visual Culture and Gender. Her monograph Reading Girls Reading: The Emergence of 21st Century Girl Literature is currently under review. Jones is working on two new book projects, Hysterical Biopolitics: Invisibility, Illness, and the Feminine, exploring intersections of gender, disability, medical narrative, and online participatory communities, and Twit Lit, or How To Do Things with Characters, which takes on Twitter literature and digital autobiography.

Areas of Specialization

Contemporary Literature

Girl Literature, Women Writers, Electronic Literature

Visual Culture

Feminist visual culture, visual art and performance, film, digital video culture