Before coming to IC in 2007, Jaime taught at Concordia College in Westchester and the Gibbs school in Manhattan; she has also been a flute teacher, writing tutor, lexicographer, and underpaid barista. In 2006, she received the Thomas Lux Grant in recognition of excellence in both teaching and the written word, and in 2007 was nominated as one of the year's Best Emerging Poets. Jaime can sing along with any song from 1995, but does most of her singing with Bella Voce (formerly the Fingerlakes Women's Chorale); she also teaches pre-ballet at CSMA.
Jaime has mentored Stillwater, our literary journal, and co-chairs the annual WomenSpeak conference; she also sits on the Diversity Awareness Committee. Her scholarly writing "Her/Me/Draco Malfoy: Tween Fangirl Communities and their Fictions" opens the section of Girl Wide Web 2.0: Revisiting Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity on Girls as Cultural Producers. Jaime's poetry has recently been featured in journals such as The Collagist, The Nervous Breakdown, decomP , Word Riot, and Prick of the Spindle and is forthcoming from Gargoyle Magazine,Witches&Pagans, Sweet: A Literary Confection, Connotation Press, Women Arts Quarterly, and The Southeast Review. Her short fiction has appeared in Storyscape and the journal of the Modern Language Society, and a chapbook of her poems, Note That They Cannot Live Happily, is available from Split Oak Press. She was featured on the public radio show Out of Bounds in the summer of 2011, when she was also the judge for the Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry chapbook competition. In 2012, Jaime will begin editing The Broome Review.
Her classes include Academic Writing I and II courses, which draw on subcultures, fairy tales, and themes of modern American lives as source material while emphasizing critical thinking; Argument; Writing the Personal Essay; and Introduction to Creative Writing. She also teaches the Ithaca Seminar "Fantasy, Fandom, and Fans: Exceeding Our Own Lives," Introduction to Women's Studies, and, during the summer, Writing the Application Essay, a part of IC's summer college for high school students.
- Cultural/Literary Criticism
- Personal Narrative
- M.F.A. Writing, Sarah Lawrence College
- B.A. Writing, Ithaca College, summa cum laude
- Minors in Women's Studies and Honors
- Modern Language Association
- Popular Culture Association
- International Writing Centers Association
- Children's Literature Association
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Some Conference Paper Presentations
En Pointe or Off-Base: Rebooting Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes (NeMLA, March 2012)
- Seeing Coraline: How We Visualize a Heroine (From Pippi to Ripley, April 2011)
- Gendering Robot Romances: From Artoo and Threepio to Wall-E and Eve (PCA/ACA National 2009)
- Compulsory Heterosexuality, Compulsory Mediocrity: The Queerness of the Gifted Girl (ChLA International, 2008)
- White Daughters, Native "Fathers": Indian Captivity Narratives in Children's Literature (ChLA International, 2007)
- The Fandom of Christ: Searching for Belief in Christian- and Fan-Fiction (PCA/ACA National 2007)