Loyola University Chicago

Department of English


Julie Fiorelli

Julie Fiorelli

Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator, Advanced Lecturer

  • Office Location: Loyola Hall 309
  • Phone Number: 773.508.2313
  • E-mail: jfiorelli@luc.edu


Since joining the Loyola faculty in 2015, I have taught core writing and literature courses with a number of different themes (e.g., disaster, work, climate change/environment, home). I adopt a process-oriented, workshop-style approach to writing instruction, working closely with my students as they further develop their skills through progressive practice and revision. My literature classes are discussion-based, so that we may build literary analyses together. My research background in issues of race in the U.S. and multiethnic American literature heavily informs the materials and issues I bring into the classroom; my interest in speculative fiction/science fiction finds its way into my course material as well. I look forward every semester to helping my students continue their learning, and to learning much from them as well!


  • BA, Carleton College
  • MA, University of Maryland, College Park
  • PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • Multiethnic American Literature (with an emphasis on African American and Asian American Literature)
  • Race, Utopia, Genre, and Speculative Literature


  • Liebentritt Faculty Development Award (2019-2020)



  • “Against ‘a Place Without History’: Contemporary Racism and Utopian Dynamism in Mat Johnson’s Pym,” Race and Utopian Desire in American Literature and Society, edited by Edward Chan and Patricia Ventura.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
  • “Hidden Cities, Hidden Selves: Lost-Race Romance in Pauline Hopkins’s Of One Blood and Walter McDougall’s The Hidden City.” Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 63, no. 3, Fall 2017, pp. 452-474. 
  • “Imagination Run Riot: Apocalyptic Race-War Novels of the Late 1960s.”  Mediations, vol. 28, no. 1, Fall 2014, pp. 127-152.