Jennifer Hill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English


Jennifer Hill is an associate professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno and chair of women’s studies. She earned her Ph.D. in English literatures and language at Cornell University. Hill's research is focused on British literature of the long nineteenth century, including the Romantic and Victorian period.

She has taught at the University for more than 10 years and enjoys introducing students to texts and ideas that change the way they think about themselves and the world. She is especially committed to teaching critical reading and writing and to helping students discover clear, articulate ways to express their ideas.

Women’s studies at the University is housed in the Gender, Race, and Identity Program. In addition to the women’s studies major and minor, GRI degrees include minors in ethnic studies, Holocaust, genocide, and peace studies, and religious studies.

Research interests

  • British literature of the long nineteenth century
  • The novel
  • Gender studies
  • Cultural studies

Courses taught

  • White Horizon: The Arctic in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
  • The Arctic Genealogy of Clarissa Dalloway. In: Notes and Queries 250.4: 500-501.
  • An Exhilaration of Wings: The Literature of Birdwatching.Penguin


  • Ph.D., English literatures and language, Cornell University, 2000
  • M.A., Cornell University,1998
  • MFA, Cornell University, 1992
  • A.B., Stanford University, 1986