Jamil Mustafa BA ’87


Jamil Mustafa BA ’87 is professor of English; director of literature and language; and former department chair at Lewis University in Illinois. After earning his PhD in English as a Jacob Javits Fellow at the University of Chicago, he began teaching at Lewis in 2000. He has published on Victorian literature, the Gothic, and film studies in edited collections and journals, including Neo-Victorian Studies, American Imago, and Humanities. In 2019, he hosted “Gothic Terror, Gothic Horror,” the 15th conference of the International Gothic Association and the first held in the United States. In 2012, he was selected for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, “Oscar Wilde and His Circle,” at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. As director of Lewis University’s honors program, he hosted the 2011 Annual Spring Student Research Conference of the Honors Council of the Illinois Region. Since 2016, he has led the university’s travel-study program to London. The 2007 Bethlehem Blog records his experiences as a visiting associate professor at Bethlehem University in the West Bank. Mustafa lives in Oak Park, Illinois, and visits Portland often. He may be reached at mustafja@lewisu.edu.