Jennifer Hayward

Jennifer Hayward


Department/Affiliation: English, Comparative Literature, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 330-263-2397
Office Address: 217 Kauke


  • B.A., Wesleyan 1983
  • M.A., San Francisco State 1987
  • Ph.D., Princeton 1992

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 240: Green Romanticism (bef 1900)
  • 19th Century British Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Women’s Travel Literature

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book award (1998)
  • NEH Summer Stipend (2006)
  • Huntington Library/British Academy Fellowship (2006)
  • International Society for Travel Writing
  • Nineteenth Century Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association


  • Author of Consuming Fictions: Active Audiences and Serial Fictions from Dickens to Soaps (University Press of Kentucky, 1997)
  • Editor of Maria Graham's Journal of a Residence in Chile (University Press of Virginia, 2003)
  • Editor of Maria Graham's Journal of a Voyage to Brazil (Parlor Press, forthcoming)
  • She has also published articles on women’s travel writing, informal empire in Latin America, and African-American literature.

Research Interests

Hayward currently researches British and American informal empire in Latin America, with a primary focus on 19th century women travelers.