Women’s and Gender Studies; Critical Ethnic Studies; Latina/o Lit; Literature and Theory by Women of Color; Television; Media Studies
Ethnic studies, women of color feminism, queer of color critique, gender and sexuality, critical race theory, Latina/o studies, Chicana/o stuies, print culture, digital humanities, social media
My research focuses on translation in practice and theory, gender and translation, women surrealist artists/writers in the Americas, and transnational literature in small literary journals and presses. I am a longtime translator of contemporary Spanish-language literature. Translations include Letters, Dreams and Other Writings by Remedios Varo (Wakefield Press, 2018), Baroni: A Journey (Almost Island, 2017) and My Two Worlds (Open Letter, 2011) by Sergio Chejfec, Theory of Colors by Mercedes Roffé (belladonna*, 2005), and The Magic Lantern by José Tomás de Cuéllar (Oxford University Press, 2000). I was Translation Coordinator for Stages of Conflict: A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and Performance (University of Michigan Press, 2008). From 2014-2016 I co-chaired the PEN America Translation Committee.
Asian American literature, comics and graphic narratives, children’s and young adult literature, comparative literature, world literature, women’s and gender studies
Latin American and Spanish Literature with a focus on twentieth and twenty-first century Women’s Literature; research interests include gender and sexuality theory, feminist theory, transnational theory, cultural studies, comparative literature, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, and Gothic and Neo-Gothic literature.
Twentieth-century American literature; African American literature; the literature of social movements; women’s literature; Marxist and feminist theories; print cultures; graphicity; representations of reading, writing, ink, and print; contemporary American poetry
Women’s and Gender Studies with special emphases in queer theory and LGBTQ studies; 20c American Lit; social histories and cultural studies; gay and lesbian literatures; southern studies; literary theory; animal studies.
Womens and Gender Studies, Feminist Theory, Critical Race and Gender Theories, Multicultural Women’s Literature, African American Literature, 20th and 21st Century American Literature.
American Indian and Canada First Nations Studies Intersection of Colonial Oppression and Trauma Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Urban Indian Survival Indigenous and Post-Colonial Studies Indigenous Women and Generational Trauma Criminal Justice System Reform Dismantling the Prison Industrial Complex Political Economy and Justice History of Race, Class, and Gender in Colonial U.S. Women of Color and Feminist Theory Environmental Justice Wild Salmon Recovery Water as a Human Right
Jeannette E. Riley currently serves as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. Professor Riley received her PhD in English in post-1945 American and British Literature and Literary Theory in 1998. Riley’s research interests focus on women’s literature, with an emphasis on contemporary women writers and feminist theory. She has published articles on Eavan Boland, Terry Tempest Williams, Adrienne Rich, and Toni Morrison. Her writings on Adrienne Rich have appeared in ‘Catch if you can your country’s moment’: Recovery and Regeneration in the Poetry of Adrienne Rich; From Motherhood to Mothering: The Legacy of Adrienne Rich’s Of Woman Born; and Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She is the author of Understanding Adrienne Rich (2016), from the University of South Carolina’s Understanding Contemporary American Literature series. Riley’s work also includes publications on feminist pedagogy and online/blended teaching and learning. During her career, Riley has taught a range of courses including Post-1945 American Fiction, Contemporary Women Writers, American Poetry, Survey of American Literature since 1865, Critical Methods: Theory & Practice, and Introduction to Literature. In the field of Gender & Women’s Studies, Riley teaches Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies, as well as courses in feminist theory (American feminist theory; Ecofeminism; 3rd Wave Feminism). Prior to joining the University of Rhode Island, Riley was a Professor of English/Women’s & Gender Studies at UMass Dartmouth (2002-2015). She also served as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences there (2012-2017). While at UMass Dartmouth, Professor Riley was recognized for her work in assessment (Assessment of Student Learning with Technology Leadership Award, May 2005); online teaching and learning (Sloan-C’s Excellence in Online Teaching Awards, 2008), and she served as the Roy J. Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Chair (2011-2013).