Stephen F. Austin State University

Ericka Hoagland


Ericka Hoagland, Ph.D

Office Location: LAN 211


Ph.D. Purdue University, 2006
M.A. Pureue University, 2000
B.A. In English and History from Eastern Washington University in 1997

Areas of Specialization:

Postcolonial Theory
African and First Nations Literature
Feminist Theory
Travel Writing
Science Fiction and Fantasy

Ericka Hoagland is an Associate Professor of English, with specializations in postcolonial literature and theory, with a focus on African literature, as well as feminist theory, travel writing, and science fiction and fantasy. She regularly teaches sophomore surveys in world literature, as well as upper level survey courses in world literature. She has also taught courses on the modern Arabic novel, the relationship between science fiction and empire, travel writing, as well as graduate courses in postcolonial literature and theory and world drama.


Her most recent work, "Colonial Ambivalence and Ambiguity in Gwyneth Jones's Aleutian Trilogy," appeared Fall 2013 in 13.2 New Centennial Review. Her anthology, Science Fiction, Imperialism, and the Third World, co-edited with Reema Sarwal, was published by McFarland Press in 2010. She has contributed essays to A Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction, published in 2011 by Wildside Press, as well as pieces to the Native American Encyclopedia and the Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. Her essay, " 'What kind of woman are you, A'isha?' Misogyny and Islam in Ibrahim Tahir's The Last Imam," appeared in Gender and Sexuality in African Literature and Film (2007).

She is currently conducting research on two projects on travel writing: Barbara Greene's account of her trek through Liberia in 1935 with her cousin Graham Greene, and the African travel narratives of Dervla Murphy.