Meet the Faculty

Jacob Hilton

Jacob Hilton

Visiting Assistant Professor - English

Contact Details

309-467-6879
jhilton@eureka.edu

PhD, English/Creative Writing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015
MA, English/Creative Writing, Ohio University, 2009
BA, Writing, Eureka College, 2007

Humanities

Burrus Dickinson 301

Contact me for…

  • Writing assistance
  • Career exploration assistance

Research Interests:

My creative writing primarily focuses on the intersection of race, gender, class, and religion (or some combination thereof), particularly as it applies in the Midwest. I’m also interested in contemporary American literature and African American literature, and I also read a fair bit of music/television/film/video game/pop culture criticism.

Teaching Interests:

In the past I’ve taught creative writing – fiction, literature (20th Century Lit, Intro to Literature, the American Short Story, Science Fiction), and a fair bit of English composition (at both freshman and junior levels).

Professional Activity:

Recent work has appeared in the fall 2016 issue of Brevity. Conference presentations include the UW Playology Conference 2012, the North American Review Bicentennial Conference 2015, and the MMLA Conference 2016.

Community Engagement:

Currently I serve as the faculty advisor for Impressions.

Uniquely Eureka Experience:

For me, the draw of Eureka College—both as a student and as a professor—has been in the strong sense of community, the opportunity for mentorship, and the close working relationship that develops between faculty and students.