Bio

Jesse Rice-Evans

Educator and Writer

SHORT BIO

Jesse Rice-Evans (she/her/hers) is a white neuroqueer femme doctoral candidate in English Composition and Rhetoric at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has been teaching writing since 2011 in North Carolina, Seattle WA, and New York City.

She studies disability justice, multimodal rhetorics, and fat femme epistemologies.

She’s a widely-published poet and non-fiction writer, with work appearing in Apogee, Peach Magazine, Nat. Brut, Entropy, and many others.

Originally from North Carolina, she lives in Brooklyn with her two cats and one of her beloved partners.

Photo by Zefyr Lisowski
Bust portrait of Jesse, a white fat femme, in a cap and KN95 mask, wearing headphones, a soft cervical collar, and a button-down linen shirt, in grayscale. She has tattoos visible on both of her forearms.
Photo by Zefyr Lisowski
Bust portrait of Jesse, a white fat femme, in a cap and KN95 mask, wearing headphones, a soft cervical collar, and a button-down linen shirt, in grayscale. She has tattoos visible on both of her forearms.

LONG BIO

Jesse Rice-Evans (she/her/hers) is a white neuroqueer femme doctoral candidate in English Composition and Rhetoric at the CUNY Graduate Center. She currently works as a Digital Pedagogy Fellow with the OpenLab at City Tech and a Web Development and Documentation Fellow with the CUNY Humanities Alliance. She earned a M.A. in Language and Literacy from the City College of New York in 2017, graduating summa cum laude, and a B.A. in English and Africana Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2012, graduating magna cum laude, where she received the Topp-Grillot Poetry Prize. A 2021 recipient of the Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities through NYFA, she has performed/had work featured at the Brooklyn Museum, Poets House, Brooklyn Public Library, Futures Initiative, HASTAC, Fordham University, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center, among many others. Read her academic work forthcoming in Kairos and the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics and her creative work, including her first full-length collection The Uninhabitable (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019) at jessericeevans.com

Selfie of Jesse, a white fat femme, in a mussed white button-down shirt, gold headphones, a dark red lip color, and tortoiseshell glasses pushed up on her extremely short brown hair.
Selfie of Jesse, a white fat femme, in a mussed white button-down shirt, gold headphones, a dark red lip color, and tortoiseshell glasses pushed up on her extremely short brown hair.