Ellen Stockstill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English, School of Humanities
Humanities Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6556
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W355
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Ellen J. Stockstill earned her Ph.D. from Georgia State University where she focused her work on "fallen women" in Victorian literature and culture. She received a M.A. in English from Georgia State University and a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Arlington where she was also a scholarship athlete. Before coming to Penn State Harrisburg, Dr. Stockstill was a Marion L. Brittain Fellow at Georgia Tech where she taught in the School of Literature, Media and Communication. She specializes in British literature produced in the nineteenth century and is particularly interested in the ways Britons understood and described imperial power during that period. Her research and teaching interests include Victorian literature, postcolonial and feminist theories, gender studies, public scholarship, STEM and humanities collaboration, and community-based learning. She is currently co-authoring a research guide to Gothic literature for Rowman & Littlefield.

Research Interests
Victorian literature, history, and culture
British imperialism
Postcolonial and feminist theories
Gender studies
Public scholarship
STEM and humanities collaboration
Community-based learning