- Part-Time Instructor
Jesse Jack (she/they) is a part-time instructor in the literature program where she teaches young adult literature and literatures of social justice and critique throughout the American 20th and 21st Centuries. In addition, Jesse serves as a faculty consultant in the University Writing Center. Jesse previously taught literature and composition courses at Duquesne University where she studied the emergent field of transgender (trans*) studies. During her studies, she cemented her role as a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) advocate and leader by listening to and serving minoritized students. She co-founded “Students for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” a student organization dedicated to developing inclusive pedagogical materials for faculty use in the classroom, and she helped to found and facilitate the first and only LGBTQIA+ Support Group at Duquesne, which she continues to facilitate on a weekly basis. As a published scholar in trans* studies, Jesse has frequently called for increased attention to intersectionality in emergent trans* discourses, and she models intersectional frameworks for reading and understanding trans* history, literature, and culture throughout her dissertation project.