Hodges’ doctoral research examined discourses of fanfiction and identity by combining pop culture studies and writing pedagogies.
Since joining the Newberry faculty in 2011, Hodges teaches a variety of literature courses ranging from English Composition to Young Adult Literature to World Literature. Bringing aspects of her doctoral work to the classroom, some of her recent course topics have included Space Fantasy, Magic and Mayhem; Love and the Literary Narrator; and Steampunk Fiction.
In addition to her teaching course load, Hodges serves as the director of Newberry’s Summerland Honors Program.
Hodges has been published in The English Journal and The Journal of Transformative Works and Cultures and regularly contributes to the National Council of Teachers of English’s Teaching and Learning Forum. Hodges has presented at regional, national, and international conferences.
“Dr. Hodges is dedicated to bettering her students and the College as a whole,” said Dr. David Rachels, English professor and chair of the Department of Humanities. “She seeks creative ways to keep her students engaged and progressing toward their academic goals. She is a wonderful role model for our students and we are proud to have her in the program.”