UAH welcomes visiting scholar Kristin J. Jacobson

Dr. Kristin J. Jacobson

Fulbright Scholar Dr. Kristin J. Jacobson will give a public talk on the UAH campus Wednesday, Feb. 6.

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Fulbright Scholar Dr. Kristin J. Jacobson will visit The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) campus on Feb. 6.

Jacobson, professor of American Literature at Stockton University (SU) in New Jersey will give a public lecture, "Risky Natures: Gender and Race in the American Adrenaline Narrative," on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Wilson Hall auditorium, from 6 p.m., to 7:30 p.m. Her visit is sponsored by the UAH Humanities Center and the English Department. The event is free and open to the public.

Jacobson’s UAH talk will encourage connections to the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter movements as well as ask the audience to consider how these narratives model a methodology of engaging risk in a time of global climate change.

At SU, Jacobson also serves as professor of American Studies and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. She received a prestigious Fulbright Scholar award to Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in Spring 2018. In addition, Jacobson serves as a Fulbright Specialist consulting on curriculum, institutional planning, development, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad.

Her book Neodomestic American Fiction, examines contemporary domestic novels. Jacobson’s next book-length project, The American Adrenaline Narrative identifies a new genre of travel and environmental literature. Her additional publications include This is Not a Chick Book! Anxious Male Domesticity and Gender Troubled Corrections and Renovating The American Woman’s Home: American Domesticity in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

She received her undergraduate degree in English from Carthage College (Kenosha, WI), and a graduate degree in English from The University of Colorado Boulder. Jacobson earned a PhD in English from Penn State University.


Lyndsey Torok