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Dr. Jessica Conrad

Assistant Professor

Office: Arts & Sciences G-105C
College of Arts & Sciences


After earning my Ph.D. in 2019 from the University of Delaware, I taught at Kent State University at Stark before joining Clayton State in 2021. In Spring 2022 I completed a Fulbright grant at the University of Graz, Austria, to advance my project, "Perspectives of American Protest Literature from Abroad." My dissertation, "Boycott: Literary Interventions in the American Marketplace, 1820-1880," won the Sypherd Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in the Humanities. My work has appeared in <i>American Literature</i> (2018), <i>Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography</i> (2020), and <i>Elusive Archive</i><i>s </i>(U of Delaware Press, 2021). I have been awarded twice for excellence in teaching: Kent State University Outstanding Composition Instructor (2019), University of Delaware Excellence in Graduate Teaching (2015).