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Penelope Ingram


Dr. Penelope Ingram
Associate Professor
Year Inducted: 2017


Dr. Penelope Ingram is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington. A native of Australia, she holds a Master’s Degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Dr. Ingram served as Associate Chair and Graduate Advisor in the Department of English from 2012-2014, earning an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Academic Advisor (2014). She has twice been awarded the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Award for Tenured Faculty (2013 and 2016).

Dr. Ingram’s research areas include feminist theory, postcolonial and race theory, and film studies. She is the author of The Signifying Body: Toward an Ethics of Sexual and Racial Difference (SUNY 2008). Dr. Ingram has published widely onsettler colonialism in Australia, representations of motherhood in film, race and science fiction, and the philosophy of Luce Irigaray.

Dr. Ingram teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in critical theory, women’s studies, postcolonial literature and theory, and film. She directs and has directed many Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations at UTA. She serves as the faculty advisor to the English Graduate Student Association.