oline eaton

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oline (oh!-‘lighn) [she/her]:

a scholar of biographical writing and writer of creative nonfiction, oline eaton writes about lives, stories, and representations of stories of lives in media and culture, our consumption of those representations and complicity in their construction, endurance, and evolution.

she has a PhD from king’s college london, an MA from the university of a chicago, and a BA from mississippi state university.

oline teaches first year college writing at Howard University, where she is a non-tenure track lecturer. previously, she has taught first year college writing as an adjunct at american university, trinity washington university, NYU (new york, DC, and shanghai), and the university of memphis. she has also worked as a bookseller at the independent bookshops bridge street books (in DC) and daunt books (in London).

(📸 by stacey lewis)

the prolonged explanation of her tremendously exciting research can be found HERE. links to that research are HERE. her short stories are HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.

her book on jackie onassis, entitled Finding Jackie: A Life Reinvented, will be published by diversion books in january 2023. it can be preordered here.

oline currently lives in washington, DC with her two cats, claude and marcel.

please note: this is a professional non-academic academic blog. it offers dazzling analysis, premium mediocre sentences, and absolutely no income. credit for photographs is given where possible. lowercase is the house style. the daily mail is mocked with wild abandon.

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  3. Wow. Fascinating.

    I looked at your graduate bio (I’m that kinda geek) and how did you decide this was what you wanted to study? I’d love to hear the reasons! 😊

    • ah, that’s delightful as i’m quite sure you’re the only person who’s ever read it!! geek power!

      the short short story is that i could never find the book about jackie that i wanted to read and so, when i had to do something for my MA, i decided to write it. which- because i was young and naive- sounded so easy. ten years later i’m still doing it and far wiser, but i think the reason stays the same.

      i’m still writing the book i wanted to read when i was 12 and first got interested in jackie. and, within doing that, i’ve stumbled across a heap of fundamental problems in the way we write women’s lives, which is probably what i’ll spend the whole rest of my life writing about!

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