Jessi Brewer

PhD - Fourth Year
Jessi BrewerM.A. in English, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR, 2016
B.A. in English, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR, 2012


Primary Advisor

John Plotz

Research Interests

Victorian Literature and Empire, Medical Literature, Carceral Studies, Public Humanities


Mandel Center for the Humanities Graduate Dissertation Innovation Grant for Reimaging Narratives for Social Change: A Study of Victorian Literature and Incarceration, 2023


“Mapping Bodies and Medical Discourse in Martin R. Delany’s Blake in the Huts of America.” Northeastern Modern Language Association. Baltimore, Maryland, March 2022.

“Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice in America.” Brandeis Provost Teaching Innovation Grant: Sessions on Racial Justice. Brandeis University, Spring 2022.

Favorite Work

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, LOTR by Tolkien, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte