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Erin Hurt

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Main Hall Room 532
720 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm
Summer Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:00pm

Phone: 610-436-2822

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Erin Hurt

Associate Professor
Main Hall 536


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., University of North Texas


  • U.S. Latina/o Literatures
  • 20th-Century American Literatures
  • Women & Gender Studies
  • Public Sphere Theory

Courses Taught

  • Q20: Basic Writing
  • WRT 120: Effective Writing I
  • LIT 165: Topics in Literature
  • LIT 100: Theories of Popular Culture
  • CLS 333: Latina Writing
  • LIT 303: Multi-Ethnic Literature
  • ENG 400: Reading Race, Ethnicity, and Nation in the Graphic Novel
  • ENG 400: The Genre of Chica Lit
  • ENG 400: Literature and the Problem of History
  • ENG 400: Latin@s in Literature and Popular Culture
  • WGS 225: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

Selected Publications

“United Against Sexual Abuse: Building Alliances Between Unions and Title IX Enforcement Offices.” Co-written with Seth Kahn. Accepted for publication in Spring 2018 
for Effecting Change in Academia: Strategies for Faculty Leadership, edited by Kirsti Cole and Holly Hassel, publisher forthcoming.

Edited collection, Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre. Routledge, forthcoming January 2019.

"Cultural Citizenship and Agency in the Genre of Chica Lit and Sofia Quintero’s Feminist Intervention." MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. Forthcoming.

Review of Chica Lit: Popular Latina Fiction and Americanization in the Twenty-First Century by Tace Hedrick. MFS: Modern Fiction Studies. Forthcoming.

"Deconstructing 'Real' Love in the Classroom." Radical Teacher 100 (2014): 159-161.

Review of The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States. MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 38.1 (Spring 2013): 171-173. Co-authored with Cherise Pollard.

Review Essay, "The Marketization of Higher Education." College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies 39.2 (Spring 2012): 121-132.

Review of Hooking Up: A Girl's All-Out Guide to Sex and Sexuality, by Amber Madison, and Girls and Sex Education Before the 1960s, by Susan Freeman. Feminist Teacher 20.2 (Winter 2010): 171-174.

"Trading Cultural Baggage for Gucci Luggage: The Ambivalent Latinadad of Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez's The Dirty Girls Social Club." MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 34.3 (Fall 2009): 133-153.

"Theory and Praxis: The Feminist Solidarity Group at UT-Austin." Thirdspace: A Journal of Feminist Theory and Culture 8.1 (Summer 2008). Co-authored with Layne Parish Craig.

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