Kristin J. Jacobson’s teaching, service, and research engage the fields of contemporary American literature and American studies, especially feminist and environmental studies. Incorporating feminist geography and literary analysis, her book Neodomestic American Fiction (2010, Ohio State University Press) investigates late twentieth-century and early twenty-first-century manifestations of domestic fiction. Her current research identifies a new genre of travel and environmental literature: the American adrenaline narrative. The project defines and then examines the genre’s significant tropes from an ecofeminist perspective. At Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (Spring 2018) she will teach an American environmental literature course as well as a course on the research paper. As part of her work Jacobson will advance an existing exchange between her host and home institutions as well as initiate service-learning opportunities with an environmental focus.
Kristin Jean Jacobson
Stockton University, Galloway, New Jersey
Professor of American Literature
Ph.D., English, The Pennsylvania State University, 2004