Jennifer Hargrave received her Ph.D. in English from Rice University in 2016, where she specialized in British Romanticism and its global entanglements. While a doctoral student, she was the recipient of a 2015–16 American Fellowship awarded by the American Association of University Women as well as a 2015–16 Lodieska Stockbridge Vaughn Fellowship from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Rice, one of five university-wide fellowships awarded to graduate students whose record shows evidence of outstanding achievement and promise.
She was also awarded the Department of English Chair’s Best Dissertation Award for her dissertation, "The Romantic Reinvention of Imperial China, 1759–1857" (directed by Prof. Alexander Regier). Additionally, her research has been published in Eighteenth-Century Studies, SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900, European Romantic Review, and Nineteenth-Century Contexts.
Following her graduate studies, she held a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Rice’s Program in Writing and Communication. Jennifer is currently Assistant Professor of English at Baylor University.