Jessica Floyd

Jessica Floyd received her PhD from the Language, Literacy, and Culture program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in December 2017.  Her dissertation, Jib-booms, Barrels, and Dead-eyes: Singing Sex in Sea Chanteys, looked closely at chantey narratives (sailing work songs of the sea) for the way in which they grapple with gender and sexuality.  Current research is focused on gender and sexuality in bawdy texts, more generally, with research published in English StudiesRestoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700, and The Nautilus:  A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture.  Dr. Floyd is currently working on a manuscript dealing with sexuality in chanteys and presents annually at conferences such as the American Folklore Society, Popular Culture Association, and the Northeast Modern Language Association.  Dr. Floyd has been teaching at the college level since 2011.