Jimmy Hamill – Albright College

Jimmy Hamill

Jimmy Hamill

Instructor of English

Ph.D. Lehigh University (expected 2022)

M.A. Lehigh University (2015)

B.A. Saint Joseph’s University (2012)


Jimmy Hamill (he/him) is a teacher and scholar of composition and rhetoric. His dissertation, which he is currently completing at Lehigh University, focuses on the rhetorical practices of queer Catholics. Jimmy is also interested in multimodality, antiracist assessment and grading practices, Universal Design for Learning, and queer composition theory. His publications include the forthcoming chapter “Metanoic Faith: Living Rhetorically in Dorothy Day’s The Long Loneliness” in Catholic Women’s Rhetoric in America, published by Lexington Books. Prior to joining Albright, Jimmy taught first-year writing at Lehigh University and was an Assistant Acquisitions Editor for Lexington Books

Areas of Expertise

  • Composition/rhetoric
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Theology
  • Queer theory
  • Disability studies



“Metanoic Faith: Living Rhetorically in Dorothy Day’s The Long Loneliness,” in Catholic Women’s Rhetoric in America: Antecedents and Analyses, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD (forthcoming Fall 2021)

Rev. of Dying to Be Normal: Gay Martyrs and the Transformation of American Sexual Politics in Reading Religion (Summer 2020)

Co-authored “Intersectional Praxis in Higher Education and Student Affairs Supervision” with Chelsea Gilbert and Scott Burden in Intersectionality & Higher Education: Theory, Research, & Praxis, 2nd Ed., Peter Lang Publishing, New York, NY (Spring 2018)

Conference Papers

“The Role of Advanced Graduate Students in the First-Year Writing Practicum” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Spokane, WA, April 2021

Participant in the MLA Preconvention Working Group: New Horizons in Humanities Graduate Education at the Modern Language Association Conference in Seattle, WA, January 2020

“The Trans Reveal: Reality T.V. Storytelling and Gender Identity on RuPaul’s Drag Race” at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, April 2018

“Mobilizing in the Marginalia: Coalitions of Theory in Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts” at the Pennsylvania College English Association Conference in Bethlehem, PA, March 2018

Learn more about Jimmy Hamill at https://twitter.com/jimjambodyslam