Dr. Jessica Holmes

Contact Information

Email: jholmes4@eou.edu
Phone: 541-962-3708
Office: Ackerman 202E

About Dr. Holmes

Jessica Holmes is a Visiting Assistant Professor in English/Writing at Eastern Oregon University. She has taught college-level classes in composition and rhetoric, modern and contemporary literature, creative writing, interdisciplinary writing, science writing, environmental humanities, women’s studies and public scholarship. Her research areas include environmental humanities, critical animal studies, contemporary poetry and ecofeminism. Her creative and critical work has been published in Intimate Relations: Communicating (in) the Anthropocene, Critical Animal Theory: Critical Theory, Social Construction, and Total Liberationthe Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies, and An Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators. 

Outside her teaching, writing and research, Jessica is a passionate member of radical environmentalist, animal rights activist and feminist communities. Her personal interests and hobbies include running, yoga, muay thai kickboxing, plant-based cooking, holistic health, and spending time with her border collie and partner-in-crime, Jasmine.

Professional Credentials

  • PhD, English Language and Literature, University of Washington, 2021
  • MFA, Creative Writing, University of Washington, 2015
  • BA English, English Literature, Lewis & Clark College, 2011