Jesselle Pagulayan

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Office:  109 Neville Hall


Office hours – by appointment

Courses Taught

ENG 101: College Composition


Hello! My name is Jesse and I use any pronouns. I was born and raised in northern California, where I attended community college before earning my BA in English at UCLA. I also hold Associate degrees in English, Spanish, Humanities, and Social & Behavioral Sciences. While teaching at the community college level has been a longtime career goal for years, I have also expanded my prospects to prison education in hopes of working as a writing instructor in correctional facilities.

In addition to teaching college composition, I am a Victorianist with a particular focus on the Aesthetic and Decadent movements in late 19th-century Britain. Although I am primarily trained in New Criticism (or Formalism), my critical/theoretical interests also include Poststructuralism and Cultural Studies/the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory.