Hope Jennings was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in the Catskills. She studied film and stage acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and graduated from Hunter College, C.U.N.Y. with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Honors and British Literature. She lived in Scotland for five years, earning a PhD in English from the University of St. Andrews, and now lives and works in Dayton, OH at Wright State University where she is an Associate Professor of English and served for five years as the Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2012-2017). Her teaching and research are in the areas of British literature, contemporary women's writing, feminist theory, genre studies, ecocriticism, and environmental humanities. Publications include Nostalgia, a fictional biography of the modernist poet Mina Loy; critical essays appearing in Margaret Atwood Studies, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Michigan Feminist Studies, Angela Carter: New Critical Readings; and forthcoming articles in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Contemporary Women’s Writing, and LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory. She is currently working on several creative and critical projects exploring wilderness spaces and eco-apocalyptic narratives in literary and visual texts.