Jessica Carey-Webb

Jessica Carey-Webb

Contact Information

Office Location
Rm. 304C, Diffenbaugh
Office Hours

Tuesday 11-1:40pm and Thursday 12-1:40pm

Jessica Carey-Webb is currently the Dean’s postdoctoral and Gannon fellow post-doc in Portuguese. She received her PhD in Spanish and Portuguese Cultural Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. She specializes in Amazonian cultural studies and is working on a book project that examines the development of the Amazon during the rubber boom with an ecocritical and transnational lens.

Research Interests

Gender, race, and the environment in the Amazon, the creation and of maps, photography, and travel literature 

Courses Taught

POR3140(Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I) POR3141(Portuguese for Spanish Speakers II)
POR4930(The Transnational Amazon)
POR4930(Brazilian Lit and Film)

Selected Publications

  • “Gendered Politics of Empire:  The Female Explorateur and Natural Histories of the Amazon Basin 1899-1901” in Gender, Place, and Culture, 24:4, April 2017.
  • “Mapping Masculinity on the Rio Roosevelt” in the Spanish and Portuguese Review. March 2016.
  • The Native and National in Brazil by Tracy Devine-Guzmán in Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Journal. May 2015.