Jennifer Hayward

Jennifer Hayward

Professor (on leave 2016-17)

Department/Affiliation: Comparative Literature, English, Film Studies
Phone: 330-263-2397
Office Address: 217 Kauke


  • B.A., Wesleyan
  • M.A., San Francisco State
  • Ph.D., Princeton

Courses Taught

  • 19th Century British literature and cultural studies
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Travel Literature and travel writing

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • NEH Summer Stipend
  • Huntington Library/British Academy Fellowship
  • Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book award
  • International Society for Travel Writing
  • Nineteenth Century Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association


  • Maria Graham, Journal of a Voyage to Brazil (Co-editor, with Soledad Caballero; Parlor Press, 2011)
  • Maria Graham, Journal of a Residence in Chile (Editor; University Press of Virginia, 2003)
  • Consuming Fictions: Active Audiences and Serial Fictions from Dickens to Soaps (University Press of Kentucky, 1997)
  • She has also published articles on a range of subjects, including Robert Louis Stevenson, Frances Calderón de la Barca, Thomas Cochrane, travel in the Americas, women's travel writing, and African-American literature.

Research Interests

Hayward currently researches British travelers in Latin America, with primary focuses on women writers and 19th century Scottish authors.