Devoney Looser is Regents Professor of English at Arizona State University. (Her name is pronounced DEV-oh-nee LOE-sir.). She is the author or editor of ten books on literature by women, including the biography Sister Novelists: Jane and Anna Maria Porter in the Age of Austen (Bloomsbury, 2022). She is a Guggenheim Fellow, an NEH Public Scholar, and a Rockefeller Bellagio Fellow.
Her previous books include The Making of Jane Austen (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017) and The Daily Jane Austen: A Year of Quotes (University of Chicago Press, 2019). Looser’s essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Salon, Slate, and the TLS. She's written on professional issues for The Chronicle of Higher Education and has been interviewed about Austen on CNN.
She teaches ASU undergraduate and graduate courses (in person and online) in British literature, the history of the novel, and women’s writings. She's played roller derby as Stone Cold Jane Austen and serves as faculty adviser to the ASU Derby Devils. For further information, see Devoney ’s website or subscribe to her author newsletter.