Jessie Male

PhD in English Candidate


Jessie Male is an PhD student interested in disability studies pedagogy, representations of physical disability in postmodern American literature and popular culture and memoir. She has a specialized interest in polio narratives. She has worked as a high school creative writing teacher and an adjunct lecturer in literature and composition at Hunter College. She is a 2011 Edward Albee Fellow. Male has personal essays in publications like Guernica, Nerve, Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Satya Magazine. She divides her time between Columbus and New York City.

Areas of Expertise
  • Pedagogy
  • Nonfiction and memoir
  • Rhetoric and composition
  • Folklore
  • MFA, Hunter College, 2011
  • BA, Oberlin College, 2005