Jeana DelRosso
English Department
Gibbons Hall (GIB) 500J
Programs I teach...

School of Arts, Sciences & Business


  • Ph.D., English, University of Maryland, May 2000.
  • Graduate Certificate, Women's Studies, University of Maryland, May 1998.
  • M.A., English, University of Maryland, December 1993.
  • B.A. with honors, English, State University of New York at Binghamton, May 1992.

Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association
  • National Women's Studies Association
  • American Association of University Women

Research Interests

  • Catholicism and Women’s Literature
  • Contemporary World Literature
  • Post-Colonial Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies


  • Writing Catholic Women: Contemporary International Catholic Girlhood Narratives. Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2005.
  • The Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers: Critical Essays. Edited with Leigh Eicke, Grand Valley State University, and Ana Kothe, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.  Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2007.
  • “The Convent as Colonist: Catholicism in the Works of Contemporary Women Writers of the Americas.”  MELUS:  The Journal of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States  26.3(Fall 2001): 183-201.
  • “Catholicism’s Other(ed) Holy Trinity: Race, Class, and Gender in Black Catholic Girl School Narratives.” National Women’s Studies Association Journal  12.1 (Spring 2000): 24-43.
  • “The Womanization of Utopias: Sally Miller Gearhart’s Rhetorical Fiction.”  Extrapolation  40:3  (Fall 1999): 213-223.