Hope Wall Jackson

Adjunct Lecturer

Hope Wall Jackson
College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci


General Classroom Building A434
Ph.D.Educational Studies / University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MAEnglish Language & African American Literature / North Carolina A&T State University
B.A.English / North Carolina A&T State University


Hope Jackson received her Ph.D. from UNC-Greensboro in Cultural Studies. Her dissertation entitled, "Stones of Memory: Narratives of a Black Beach Community" conflates her passion for storytelling with other nuances of Black oral tradition such as folklore, African American rhetoric, intertextuality as well as community pedagogy.

Research Interests

Dr. Jackson’s research interests involve interpretive storytelling and narrative discourse analyses in rhetorical and literary genres. She has published several book chapters as well as journal articles, “We are Family: I Got All My (HBCU) With Me,” in Composition Studies, “Dat Ni**as Crazy: How Hip-Hop Negotiates Mental Health” in The Western Journal of Black Studies, and “We Belong in the Discussion: Including HBCUs in Conversations about Race and Writing,” in College Composition and Communication.

Recent Publications

  • Karen Jackson, Hope Jackson, Kendra Mitchell (2020). (Paying it Forward by Looking Back: Six HBCU Professionals Reflect on their Mentoring Experiences as Black Women in Academia). In Shannon Madden, Michele Eodice, Kirsten T. Edwards & Alexandria Lockett, (Learning from the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers) pp. 108-122. Utah State University Press.
  • Kimberly Harper, Hope Jackson (2019). (Dat Niggas crazy: How Hip-Hop Negotiates Mental Health.). In Paula Groves Price, (3 & 4) 42, pp. 113-126. The Western Journal of Black Studies.
  • Hope Jackson (2017). (Unpacking Notions of Citizenship through James Baldwin's Another Country). In Christopher Varlack, (Critical Insights: Civil Rights Literature, Past & Present) pp. 73-88. Grey House Publishing.
  • Hope Jackson (2017). (Yes! Black Folks Can Tan Too! Resistance Recognized Through the Stories of a Black Beach Community). In Rochelle Brock, Dara Nix-Stevenson, Paul Chamness Miller, (Critical Black Studies Reader) (1st) 60, pp. 197-205. Peter Lang.
  • Hope Jackson, Karen Jackson (2016). (We are Family: I Got All My (HBCU) Sisters and Me). (6) 44, pp. 153-157. Composition Studies.