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Dr. Justine Van Meter

Assistant Professor, Instructional Faculty
Assistant Director, University Honors Program
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of English
Office Location: DeMille Hall 134
Office Hours: T 2-5 p.m., M/W/F virtual hours
Phone: (714) 997-6634
University Honors Program
University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Arts
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Master of Arts
Vanderbilt University, Master of Arts
Vanderbilt University, Ph.D.


Justine Van Meter earned a B.A. in Creative Writing/Literature at UC San Diego, an M.A. in Humanities at Cal State University Dominguez Hills, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Vanderbilt University. Her research and teaching specializations include modern/contemporary Irish Literature, Postcolonial Theory and Literature, and Cultural Theory in general. She has taught Humanities/Comparative Literature and Writing courses at Vanderbilt University, Writing Across the Disciplines online, and currently teaches a variety of courses at Chapman University, including World Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Cultural Theory: Fairy Tales, FFC, and Writing About Diverse Cultures. She is currently revising her book-length project, entitled Writing the Dying and the Dead: Irishness, Jewishness, and Gender, for publication.