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Leisha Jones

Leisha Jones

Assistant Professor of English

306 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-9414


  1. Dual Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies/Visual Culture -- Penn State University


Leisha Jones is Assistant 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. She is excited to begin her term as Secretary of the International Girls Studies Association.

Research Interests:

Contemporary Literature:
Girl Literature, Women Writers, Electronic Literature
Media and Digital Studies:
Theory and Cultural Studies:
Visual Culture:

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

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