The Department of English is thrilled to (belatedly) welcome its two new hires: Breanne LeJeune, communications specialist, and Theresa Delgadillo, professor of comparative studies
LeJeune wears many hats. She comes from backgrounds of editing, marketing, graphic design and teaching. At her previous institution, Western Michigan University, her projects included processing graduate admissions, coordinating department visits and events, designing and editing the annual magazine and performing marketing and public relations. LeJeune also has experience tutoring in university writing centers and teaching a variety of courses on creative writing, literature, rhetoric and argumentation. In her short time working for Ohio State, she has already helped to pull the English community together by participating in a variety of collaborations aimed at advocating against hate.
Delagdillo serves on the faculty council for the Latina/o Studies Program at Ohio State and served as director of that program from 2014 to 2016. Her background is in twentieth- and twenty-first century North American literature, multiethnic U.S. literature, Latina/o literary and cultural studies, life story/oral history/autobiography, documentary film, literature of the Americas and critical theory. Delgadillo’s research focuses on religion and spirituality in Chicana/o and Latina/o texts and contexts, Latinas/os in the Midwest and AfroLatinidad. She has published two books and several articles; her work can also be found alongside others in several anthologies.