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Amy Hudock

Adjunct Professor

Address: 22A Glebe St. #102
Office Hours: M 4:30- 5:15; MW 7:00-8:00 for drop-in and by appointment 4:00-6:00 TTH

Amy Hudock, Ph. D ., is a writer, professor, and editor who is the Assistant Dean at the Downtown Palmer Campus of Trident Technical College. She is a co-editor of the books Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined (Seal Press 2006) and American Women Prose Writers, 1820-1870 (Gale 2001). Her scholarly work has focused on 19th century American women writers and has appeared in such publications as Feminism in Literature, Women’s Autobiography, and ATQ . She has presented her work at conferences held by the Modern Language Association and the American Literature Association as well as others. Her creative writing has been anthologized in such publications as the Chicken Soup for the Soul and Cup of Comfort series, as well as in Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience, Torn: True Stories of Modern Motherhood , Ask Me About My Divorce , Mama, PhD, and Single State of the Union. She is a co-founder of Literary Mama, an online literary magazine chosen by Writers Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers (2005 and 2009) and by Forbes as one of their 100 Best of the Web (2005). Her work has also appeared in Skirt!, Equus, The Post and Courier, ePregnancy, and Pregnancy and Baby. Dr. Hudock received her Ph. D. in American Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of South Carolina, her MA in English from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and her BA in English from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She teaches English at Trident Technical College and does occasional adjunct work in Women's and Gender Studies and English at the College of Charleston, and has taught a graduate course in Writing Memoir at the Citadel. She has taught American Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies, and writing at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, the University of South Carolina-Columbia, the University of Georgia-Athens, Marshall University, and the University of California-Berkeley. 

She also has experience working on grant projects. She was the Grant Writer and Director for the “Freedom Reigns” project at Pinewood Preparatory School and was awarded $25,000 from the E. E. Ford Foundation and also secured a single $25,000 matching donation. She was a Grant Writer and Participant in “Disciplining the Body Conference” at University of California, Berkeley, in which she worked with system-wide Women's and Gender Studies directors to gain $10,000 in funding for system-wide conference. She as a Participant in the “The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia” grant funded project at Marshall University, which won two $250,000 Rockefeller Grants to create and maintain a new research center. She assisted with running of programs, holding of national conference, selection of fellows, and was chosen as Interim Director (though did not serve). In addition, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of Women's Studies at the University of South Carolina when she helped to write and edit the report and publication for a $250,000 National Science Foundation Grant.

Her current projects include a memoir titled Damn White Girl: Liberal, Feminist, and White in the South, which explores the complex relationships between gender, race, and place. She is also working on a scholarly book, Single Mothers and the Rise of the American Novel, which analyzes the single mother as represented and as fact in the publishing industry before the Civil War. And she has various other essays and poems in circulation for publication.