Eva Jones cannot imagine life without reading and writing.
She firmly believes that all writing helps individuals change and grow – whether writing a cover letter for a new job, a journal entry about a difficult day, or a Facebook status to document a special event. That is why she is passionate about teaching students the power of writing (and reading), and how these acts can incite change from individual to social levels. Such understandings not only inform Jones’s teaching, but they also serve as a foundation for her scholarship.
As an expert in medieval literature, Jones studies late medieval European literature about women and the social implications that such literature bore in the past – and still bears today.
Prior to joining the English Department at Middlesex Community College, Jones taught English, writing, and women’s studies at the University of Rhode Island, The Community College of Rhode Island, Gibbs College, and Norwalk Community College. She also served as as a residence hall director, and worked for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) programs and services. She is currently the advisor for the student club SPEAK (Students Promoting Equality, Acceptance, and Knowledge) at MxCC. She is also serving as the Faculty Program Coordinator for MxCC’s new Honors Program.
Jones received her bachelor’s of arts degree from Western Connecticut State University, her master’s of arts degree from Teachers College at Columbia University, and has her Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. Her dissertation is titled Women’s Historiography in Late Medieval European Literature: Giovanni Boccaccio, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Christine de Pizan.