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Meri-Jane Rochelson

Title: Professor Emerita


Department(s): English

Dr. Rochelson earned her PhD in English from the University of Chicago and specializes in Victorian and Late Victorian Literature and Culture, Anglo-Jewish Literature and Culture; Jewish Immigration Literature and History; and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Teaching Philosophy

“In the end, the most important thing was to excite students about literature, history, and the world around them, to make them aware of all they could learn and all they could do.”

Research and Service Areas

Dr. Rochelson serves on the Senior Advisory Council of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, and she reviews manuscripts and fellowship applications for a variety of journals, presses, and organizations.  At FIU, She serves on the Breaking the Glass Ceiling committee of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, and is affiliated with the programs in Jewish Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her manuscript Eli’s Story: A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life will be published by Wayne State University Press in the summer of 2018.