Bio

Jessica Langlois is an assistant professor of journalism and adviser of Inside Fullerton magazine. She has written news, features, and essays for Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Oakland Tribune, L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Review of Books, East Bay Express, Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, KCET’s Artbound, California Northern, American Literary Review, Travelers’ Tales, and The Rumpus. Her stories center on grassroots arts and political movements with a focus on race, class and gender equity. With an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from Mills College in Oakland and a B.A. in journalism from New York University, Jessica has taught journalism and creative writing at Loyola Marymount University, U.C. Berkeley and CalState Northridge. Currently captain of the Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) Southern California group, she has judged the undergraduate journalism contests at Mills College and University of La Verne and was the founding creative nonfiction editor of Generations Literary Magazine. Her L.A. Weekly cover story, “In television, finally, Los Angeles is no longer a backdrop,” was a finalist for Entertainment Feature in L.A. Press Club’s 2015 SoCal Journalism Awards.