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Samantha Wallace

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
Academic Division: Arts & Humanities
Samantha Wallace is an assistant teaching professor of English at Babson College. She specializes in feminist theory and contemporary fiction and media, with a focus on representations of sexual and gender-based violence. Her current book project argues for the value of uncertainty to feminist theory as a way of acknowledging the complexities of these representations and pursuing modes of speech beyond the narrow strictures of the judicial. Her work has been published by Feminist Theory and Digital Humanities Quarterly. Forthcoming work includes an essay on Jean Toomer's Cane in the edited collection #MeToo and Modernism for Clemson University Press.

Samantha completed her PhD in English Language and Literature at the University of Virginia in 2021, where she taught before joining the Babson faculty in 2022. She teaches a variety of interdisciplinary and multimedia-based courses in areas such as expository and research writing; women and literature; and global cultural studies.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Virginia

Academic Interest / Expertise

Rhetoric and Composition; Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature; Feminist Literary Criticism & Theory; History of Sexuality (including Queer Theory)

Awards & Honors

  • 2024 — BFRF Course Releases 2024-2025, Babson BFRF


Book Chapters

  • Wallace, S.A. (2023). Literatures of Consent: Consent: Gender, Power and Subjectivity. Page: 23-33. Routledge.
  • Wallace, S.A. (2023). What Happened in the Cane? A Rereading of Jean Toomer’s “Fern”: #MeToo and Modernism. Clemson UP.


  • Indulgence Wallace, S. NEMLA, Boston (2024)
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Department & College Wide Services

  • Senior-Led Seminar Selection Committee (Fall 2023 - Fall 2023)
  • Senior-Led Seminar Selection Committee (Fall 2022 - Fall 2022)