Harris Hall, Room 5169
1015 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
Hilary Levinson began teaching in the Department of Focused Inquiry in 2018. She teaches UNIV 111 and 112. Before coming to VCU, she taught literature, composition, and Spanish language at the University of Michigan, where she earned her Ph.D. in comparative literature. She also holds a B.A. in English from Amherst College. Her research interests include memory and politics, Latin American and Latinx literature, translation, migration and exile, and reading text and image. In her classrooms, she encourages students to practice “reading” the world around them in order to become confident thinkers and writers who engage with our collective cultures and environments in critical and imaginative ways.
Dr. Levinson is also a translator, working with materials in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, and French. Outside of VCU, she enjoys cooking and doing yoga.