Dr. Christina Jarvis

Dr. Christina Jarvis
Dr. Christina Jarvis
Fenton Hall 274

Ph.D., Penn State University

Christina Jarvis, Professor of English, joined Fredonia's faculty in 2000, and has taught more than twenty-five different English and American Studies courses. Professor Jarvis earned her Ph.D. in English with a minor in Women's Studies from Penn State University and also holds a B.A. in history from Rutgers University. She is the author of the book The Male Body at War: American Masculinity during World War II, and has published articles on war and gender in journals such as Women's Studies, The Southern Quarterly, The Journal of Men’s Studies, and War, Literature & the Arts.

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Teaching Interests

Seminars on Kurt Vonnegut's writings, 20th-century American literature and culture, American Studies, environmental literature, writing and social change, and sustainability.

Research Interests

My research interests include ecocriticism, environmental literature, sustainability, 20th-century American literature and culture, war and gender, and American Studies. I am currently completing a book project on environmental aspects of Kurt Vonnegut’s writings.

Current Research

  • Vonnegut's Lessons in Planetary Thinking

Professional Membership

  • Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
  • Kurt Vonnegut Society

Awards and Honors

  • Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship (2017).
  • Fredonia College Council Award for Community Engagement (2015).
  • CIEE Fellow (2011).
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007).
  • American Association of University Women American Dissertation Fellowship (1999).