Jason Homer, Assistant Professor of Composition and Coordinator of the Core Program
M.A. in Literatures in English, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
B.A. summa cum laude, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
Assistant Professor of Composition Jason Homer has taught first-year research writing, literature, and humanities courses at AUW since 2012 and is currently serving as Coordinator for the Core Curriculum. He received his M.A. in Literatures in English from the University of California, San Diego and has recently been accepted to complete his dissertation and his Ph.D. studies in Literature and Visual Arts at the University of Malaya.
During the 2016-2017 academic year, Assistant Professor Homer taught the following courses:
- Introduction to Gender Studies
- Introduction to the Humanities
- Perspectives on Education (first-year writing seminar)
- Humans and Monsters: Perspectives from Science and the Humanities (first-year writing seminar)
- Histories of the Human Body (first-year writing seminar)
Assistant Professor Homer’s research interests include theories of composition and writing pedagogy, film theory, and travel narratives and sensationalism in nineteenth-century American literature as read through theories of gender, race, disability, and post colonialism.
Working Papers / Reports
- “The Almshouse and the Convent: Catholics, Contagion, and the Argument Against Canadian Annexation in the 1830s”
- “The Prism of Resistance: William Apess’s ‘An Indian’s Looking Glass for the White Man’ and the Struggle Against Racialized Manifest Destiny”