B.A. Creative Writing, Oberlin College, 2005
M.F.A. Nonfiction, CUNY Hunter College, 2011
M.A. English, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2016
Jessie Male's research focuses on disability representation in contemporary memoir. Her teaching is heavily influenced by disability studies pedagogy. She is a PhD candidate in English at Ohio State, although she resides in Brooklyn with her husband and rescue dog. Jessie's wider interests include access in online education, and popular culture studies. Her writing has appeared in Constellations, Guernica, Palaver Journal, and other creative, academic, and interdisciplinary publications. Jessie is a 2011 Edward Albee fellow, which supported work on her memoir in progress. She previously taught literature and composition courses at Hunter College.
memoir; essay; disability studies; rhetoric and composition; cultural rhetorics; print and media culture; critical pedagogy