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Faculty Profile

Jennifer Dorothy Lightweis-Goff

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Instructor in English
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Bondurant Hall C-128
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7439
Joined UM: August 18, 2016

Brief Bio

Jennie Lightweis-Goff's teaching and scholarship challenge the centrality of nation and periodization to literary studies, exploring minor spaces � smaller than nations or regions � as literary archives with vast temporal boundaries. As an instructor at UM's Desoto Center, she engages with the full span of U.S. Literature, from the colonial period to the present, with attention to urban studies, feminist theory, southern studies, critical race theory, and film and visual studies. She frequently teaches seminars like the Southern City in U.S. Literature, Slave Narrative and Neo-Slave Narrative, Afro-Caribbean Literature, The Cinematic South, and Gender and Cinema. Lightweis-Goff earned a Ph.D. in English, as well as Graduate Certificates in both Gender Studies and Africana Studies from the University of Rochester. Since then, she has taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Tulane University, the University of South Florida, and the North China University of Technology in Beijing. Committed to making the humanities accessible outside of elite spaces, she has taught and learned in classrooms in prison, and has advocated for fairer treatment of precarious workers in the "crisis academy." Taken together, non-traditional students, contract workers, and contingent faculty constitute a new majority on campus, and a potential source of political and social power, should they see their interests in coalition.


University of Rochester (2009)