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Jada Ach

Jada Ach

Lecturer, Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies and the Master of Liberal Studies Program, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Jada.Ach@asu.edu

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Arizona State University
PO Box 870604
Tempe, AZ 85287-0604

Titles

  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies and the Master of Liberal Studies Program, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Biography

Jada Ach’s scholarship integrates American literature, land management history, queer theory, and infrastructure and maintenance studies. She is the author of Sand, Water, Salt: Managing the Elements in Literature of the American West, 1880-1925 (2021) and co-editor of Reading Aridity in Western American Literature (2020). At ASU, Ach teaches interdisciplinary and liberal studies courses on topics such as human-animal studies, science studies, and national parks.

Education

  • PhD, English and American Literature, University of South Carolina, 2019
  • MA, English-Creative Writing, Northern Arizona University, 2007
  • BA, English and Spanish, Ball State University, 2003

Expertise

Journal Articles

2020

Ach, J. 2020. Tracing "injurious species": Strays, roadkill, and highway ecology in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Studies in the Novel 59(2):156-171. DOI: 10.1353/sdn.2020.0020. (link )

2017

Ach, J. 2017. "Under the Ditch": Channeling water through Owen Wister's The Virginian. Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 9(1):111-128. DOI: 10.37536/ECOZONA.2018.9.1.1639. (link )

2016

Ach, J. 2016. "Left All Alone in this World's Wilderness": Queer ecology, desert spaces, and unmaking the nation in Frank Norris's McTeague. Western American Literature 51(2):175-197. DOI: 10.1353/wal.2016.0031. (link )

Books

2021

Ach, J. 2021. Sand, Water, Salt: Managing the Elements in Literature of the American West, 1880-1925. Texas Tech University Press. Lubbock, TX. ISBN: 9781682830819.

2020

Ach, J. and G. Reger eds. 2020. Reading Aridity in Western American Literature. Lexington Books. Lanham, MD. ISBN: 978-1-7936-2201-3.

Book Chapters

2020

Ach, J. and G. Reger. 2020. Desert roads, "Construction Men" and infrastructural impulses in Willa Cather's The Professor's House. Pp. 117-140 In: Ach, J. ed., Reading Aridity in Western American Literature. Lexington Books. Lanham, MD.

Ach, J. and G. Reger. 2020. Introduction: The dry time. In: Ach, J. and G. Reger eds., Reading Aridity in Western American Literature. Lexington Books. Lanham, MD. ISBN: 978-1-7936-2201-3.