Heather Fielding, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Heather Fielding


Heather Fielding is an associate professor of english at Purdue University Northwest. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary fiction.

Research Overview

Much of Fielding’s research considers how writers in the first half of the twentieth century thought about reading: why we read, what it does to us and what our reading does to books. She is also interested in immigrant fiction and is currently working on a project about race, gender and the figure of Eastern Europe in contemporary fiction.


Novel Theory and Technology in Modernist Britain (Cambridge University Press, 2018) “On Not Wanting More: Feminist Drift in Zeyneb Hanoum’s A Turkish Woman’s European Impressions.” Feminist Modernist Studies 2.2 (June 2019): 164-179. DOI: 10.1080/24692921.2019.1619341

“ ‘Any place, any time’: The Myth of Universal Access and the Semiprivate Space of Online Education.” Computers and Composition 40 (June 2016): 103-114. DOI: 10.1016/j.compcom.2016.03.002

Teaching Focus

Fielding teaches courses about literature, culture and writing. Her classes are learner-driven and designed to cultivate intellectual curiosity. Students share their thoughts and insights in a supportive environment, do deep dives into topics that interest them and help to determine course texts and assignments.

Heather Fielding


(219) 989-2564


Office Location:

Classroom Office Building 270


  • Ph.D. – English, Brown University
  • A.M. – English, Brown University
  • B.A. – English, Tulane University

Areas of Expertise

  • Theory of the Novel
  • Modern and Contemporary Fiction
  • Eastern Europe in Contemporary Fiction
  • English Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar to Ukraine, 2018-19
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts, 2014