Jacqueline’s work explores the relationship between American poetry, work, and social documentary across the 20th century. A native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, she is drawn to the histories of industrial cities and representations of working class life, and she seeks to uncover how the process of deindustrialization impacts these communities, their landscapes, and their literary and visual culture. Her interests include documentary poetics, photography, memory studies, and the environmental humanities.
Jacqueline joined the department in 2017 after earning a BA and MA in English and Creative Writing from Penn State University. A poet and critic, her writing has appeared in Yemassee, Bat City Review, and The Rust Belt Rising Almanac.