Jessica Maucione, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English and Women's & Gender Studies

Jessica Maucione teaches contemporary multi-ethnic texts and employs anti-racist pedagogy in courses on race, place, displacement, gender, sexuality, and class in literature and film. Her scholarship features publications that combine critical race theory...

Dr. Jessica Maucione

Contact Information

  • Fall 2018
    Monday: 2 pm.m-3:30 p.m.
    Tuesday: 3:15 p.m.-4 p.m.
    Thursday: 3:15 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • 313-3624

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., American Literature, summa cum laude, Washington State University

M.A., American Literature, magna cum laude, University of Arizona

B.A., English Literature, magna cum laude, Gonzaga University

Courses Taught

English 455/Women’s and Gender Studies 380: Race, Place, and Displacement (Linked with Dr. Shalon Parker’s VART 394: Art and Race in the Americas)

English 418/Native American Studies 321: American Indian Literatures

English 366/284: The North and the South: Italy and Beyond (Global Studies designation)

English 318: African American Literature (Social Justice designation)

English 206H/Social Justice: Intersectionality and Literature

English 193: First Year Seminar: The Cuban Revolution (Global Studies designation)

English 105/Women’s and Gender Studies 219: House and Home


Jessica Maucione teaches contemporary multi-ethnic texts and employs anti-racist pedagogy in courses on race, place, displacement, gender, sexuality, and class in literature and film. Her scholarship features publications that combine critical race theory with space and place theory applied to literature and popular media.

“Race and Place in Black and White: The False Dichotomy in True Detective.” HBO’s New and Original Voices. Eds. Victoria McCollum and Giuliana Monteverde. Forthcoming from Routledge. 

“Teaching Literary Cartographies of Race, Space, Place, and Displacement.” Teaching Space, Place, and Literature. Ed. Robert Tally. London and New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017: 49-57.

“White Ethnic Racial Backlash and Black Millennial Counter-narrative: Intersections of Race and Masculinity in Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Series and Ryan Kyle Coogler’s Creed.” Italian Americana: Cultural and Historical Review. Guest Editor, Nancy Caronia. Vol XXXV No. 2 (Summer 2017): 169-182.

“The Revelatory Racial Politics of The Sopranos: Black and Brown Bodies as Props and Backdrop to the Normalization of Whiteness.” Violence Against Black Bodies: An Intersectional Analysis of How Black Lives Continue to Matter. Eds. Sandra E. Weissinger, Elwood Watson, Dwayne A. Mack. New York: Routledge, 2017: 127-144.

“Locating the Limits and Possibilities of Place.” Reconstruction Special Issue: Spatial Literary Studies. Vol. 14, No. 3: (2014).

“Competing Mythologies of Inevitability and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead.” Howling for Justice: Critical Perspectives on Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead. Ed. Rebecca Tillett. University of Arizona Press, 2014.

“Literary Ecology and the City: Re-inhabiting Los Angeles in Karen Tei Yamashita’s The Tropic of Orange.” Toward a Literary Ecology of Place: Studies in American Literature. Eds. Karen E. Waldron and Rob Friedman. The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013.

“Neighborhood as the New Lost World in Edward P. Jones’s Lost in the City.” Edward P. Jones: New Essays. Ed. Daniel Wood. Whetstone Press, 2011.

“Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis and the Nostalgic Spatiolinguistics of America’s Global City.” The Literature of New York. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.

“John Fante’s Kunstlerroman: (Re)Writing Ethnicity and the Inner City in Ask the Dust.” Quaderni del 900. VI (2006): 101-115.

Reviews 

Mr. Cao Goes to Washington: The Downfall of an Idealist in the Face of Partisanship. Journal of Hate Studies. Vol. 11.1 (2014): 213-15.

By the Breath of Their Mouths: Narratives of Resistance in Italian America by Mary Jo Bona. Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) 37.3 (Fall 2012): 233-35.

Sweet Hope by Mary Bucci Bush. Altreitalie: International Journal of Studies on Italian Migrations in the World 45 (July Dec. 2012).