Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, Ph.D.

Co-Chair and Professor of English
(805) 565-7084

Office Location

Reynolds Hall 105


Victorian literature, women writers, gender, and novels

Research Interests

Victorian studies and gender studies, with an interest in women and Christianity


Dr. Larsen Hoeckley  teaches courses in Victorian literature, the novel, and women writers, both on campus and on semesters abroad. She edited Anna Murphy Jameson’s Shakespeare’s Heroines for Broadview Press, and her essays have appeared in Victorian Poetry, Literature Compass, and Religion and Literature, as well as in edited collections. Her current research examines the rise of the term “expatriate” in the nineteenth-century, as distinct from other terms for travelers, especially as those terms are invoked for the overseas lives of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Brontë, and George Eliot. The NEH, The National Humanities Center, and the Mellon Foundation have supported her research. She graduated from UC Riverside, earned her master’s degree at the UT, Austin, and completed her doctorate at UC Berkeley.