Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer Jo “Jay Jay” Stroup
jayjaystroup@knights.ucf.edu

 

EDUCATION

M.A. in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies, University of Central Florida, Expected 2012

B.A. in Literature, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2008
Minor in Communications

TEACHING POSITIONS

Teaching Assistant: Grader, Department of English, University of Central Florida
LIT 3482 Literature & Popular Culture (Fayeza Hasanat, Ph.D.), Fall 2011
LIT 3313 Science Fiction (Patrick D. Murphy, Ph.D.), Spring 2011

Guest Lecturer. “Oryx and Crake.” LIT 3313 Science Fiction, UCF. Invited by Patrick D. Murphy, Ph.D. to present on Margaret Atwood’s biography and bibliography and the topics of “Science versus Speculative Fiction,” “Dystopia & Utopia,” and “Narrative Structure” in Oryx and Crake. April 2011.

Teaching portfolio. Available electronically at http://jayjaystroup.com/teaching.

AWARDS & HONORS

Graduate Travel Fellowship, College of Graduate Studies, 2012 (UCF)
Frances R. Lefkowitz Endowed Scholarship, Department of English, Fall 2011 (UCF)
Graduate Travel Fellowship, College of Graduate Studies, 2011 (UCF)
University Scholarship, Fall 1999–Spring 2003 (FDU)
Outstanding Leadership & Contribution to Student Life, Office of Student Life, Spring 2003 (FDU)
Charter Day Scholarship, Spring 2001, Spring 2002 (FDU)
Student Leader of the Year, Student Government Association, Spring 2002 (FDU)
Phi Zeta Kappa, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Junior Honor Society, 2001 (FDU)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Forthcoming. “Fatal Consequences: Assessing Queer Identity and Compulsory Heteronormativity in the Southern Vampire Series.” Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association National Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2012.

“The Martha Graham Academy and the AnooYoo Spa: The Production/Reproduction of Feminine Space in Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood.” Composing Spaces, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 2011.

“Rediscovering Bonds of Intimacy: The Female Homosocial and Lesbian Continuum in Milcah Martha Moore’s Book.” American Studies Symposium, West Lafayette, Indiana, April 2011.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

“The Graduate Student Association: The Graduate Student Assembly, The Graduate Student Center, and the Graduate Student Bill of Rights & Responsibilities.” Graduate Fellowships Reception, UCF. October 2011.

“The Graduate Student Association.” Grad Fair ‘11, UCF. September 2011.

“Current Student Panel.” Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation, UCF. August 2011.

“Using Blogs in English/Writing Classes.” Organized the workshop for UCF Department of English graduate students; hosted by the Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning. March 2011.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students’ 25th Annual National Conference, Boulder, Colorado, October 2011.

Preparing Future Faculty Program, Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, University of Central Florida, Summer 2011.

Society of Early Americanists’ Seventh Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2011.

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Co-Chair and organizer, Re-Imagining Subjects: Inaugural English Symposium, 2011 (UCF)
Member, Graduate Curriculum Committee of the Graduate Council, 2011 (UCF)
Treasurer, Graduate Student Association, 2011 (UCF)
Chair, Graduate Student Association Budget Committee, 2011 (UCF)
Ex-Officio Member, Graduate Student Advisory Board, Graduate Student Association, 2011 (UCF)
Organizer, Department of English graduate student and faculty community building events, 2011 (UCF)
Public Relations Officer, Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Kappa Theta Chapter, Spring 2002–Spring 2003 (FDU)
President, Student Leadership Association, Spring 2001–Fall 2002 (FDU)
Vice President, Student Leadership Association, Fall 2001 (FDU)
Media Senator; Financial Senator; Senior Senator, Student Government Association, 2000–2003 (FDU)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Early American literature: women’s writing
Feminist theory, specifically female affiliation
Digital humanities and technology
The Archive and Digital Archive

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

Graduate Student Association (UCF)
Graduate Writers Association (UCF)
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Society of Early Americanists
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
HASTAC
Modern Language Association
Lambda Pi Eta, National Communication Association
Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society

RECOMMENDATIONS

Mark L. Kamrath, Professor of English, University of Central Florida
Email: mark.kamrath@ucf.edu Office Phone: 407-823-2525

Lisa M. Logan, Associate Professor of English, University of Central Florida
Email: lmlogan@ucf.edu

Anna Maria Jones, Associate Professor of English, University of Central Florida
Email: anna.jones@ucf.edu

 

This CV is available as a downloadable PDF here: Stroup.CV.2011.

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