Jacqueline Bach 

Elena & Albert LeBlanc Professor of English Education and Curriculum Theory

Bachelor's Degree(s): Florida State University, BA English

Master's Degree: University of West Florida, MA English

PhD: Oklahoma State University, Professional Education Studies

Phone: (225) 578-6867
Email: jbach@lsu.edu
Office: 113D Peabody Hall


Jacqueline Bach is a professor of English Education and Curriculum Theory at Louisiana State University. Her scholarship examines how young adult literature engages teachers and students in conversations about social issues, the ways in which popular culture informs (and might improve) pedagogy, and the preparation of secondary English/Language Arts teachers. She is a former high school English teacher. 

Selected Publications

Bach, J. (2016). Reel Education: Documentaries, Biopics, and Reality Television. New York: Peter Lang.

Robillard, C., Choate, L. Bach, J., & Cantey, C. (forthcoming 2021). “Crossing the Line: Representations of Sexual Violence in Middle Grade Novels.” The ALAN Review.  

Bach, J. (2021). Disruptive Gratitude: Challenging Relationships between Fangirls and Curriculum Theory. Curriculum Inquiry. 51(3), 366-380. 

Bach, J., Peters, E., & Bourgeios, J. (2019). “Teaching Students the What-ifs: Conversations on YA Speculative Fiction. English Journal. 109 (2), 39-46. 

Bach, J. (2016). Exploring Queer Pedagogies in the College-level Young Adult Literature Course. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 37 (6), 916-32.  

Selected Presentations

Bach, J., Dubroc, A., Doerr, T., (November 18, 2020). Feminist approaches to exploring identity in the YA Dystopian Novel. National Council of Teachers of English. Virtual. 

Bach, J. & Robillard, C. (November 2019). Inquiring Warfare from the Inside: Teaching with Alan Gratz’s Refugee. National Conference for the Teachers of English. Baltimore, MD.  

Bach, J. (October 2019). A Fangirl Gives Gratitude: Fan Studies and Curriculum Theory. Bergamo. Dayton, OH.  

Bach, J., Peters, E., & Robillard, C. (November 2018). Necessary (In)Justice: Discussing the Value of Free Will and Life in Scythe. National Conference for the Teachers of English. Houston, TX.  

Hendry, P., Bach, J., Wang, H. & Flinders, D., Egea, D. & Gershon, W. (October 2018). On the Work of Bill Doll.  Bergamo, Dayton, OH.  

Bach, J. (2018). Last Chance U: What’s to be Done with the Student Nobody Wants? Bergamo, Dayton, OH.  

Bach, J. (April 2018). Curriculum Scholars, Literature, & The Women Who’ve Influenced Us. American Education Research Association. New York, NY.

Selected Grants and Funded Projects

Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP), 2017, Recipient, $271,933

Primary Investigator, Co-Investigators: East Baton Rouge Parish, Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, Sassy Wheeler and Susan Weinstein

Writing That Works: Developing Ongoing Professional Development for Improving Students' Argumentative Writing with Informational Texts

Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP), 2016, Recipient, $150,000

Primary Investigator, Co-Investigators: East Baton Rouge Parish, Susan Weinstein, Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, and Sassy Wheeler

Writing That Works: Developing Ongoing Professional Development for Integrating the CCSS to Improve Student Writing

Believe & Prepare, Louisiana Department of Education, 2015, Recipient, $150,000

Co-Investigator with Susan Weinstein and Anna West

Restructure Geaux Tech Humanities Early Field Experiences


LSU, Tiger Athletic Foundation President's Award, 2016 
LSU, Tiger Athletic Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2015 
LSU, College of Human Sciences and Education Teaching Award, 2015 
LSU, SEC Academic Leadership Development Program, 2014-2015 
LSU, Outstanding Faculty Contribution to Women’s and Gender Studies, 2009