Jean Hillabold

Instructor III
MA (University of Regina); BA

Office: AH 369
Phone: 306-585-4669

Research interests

  • Writing by Women, particularly Lesbians and African-Americans
  • Erotica
  • Speculative Fiction

Jean Hillabold’s main interests are writing by women, speculative fiction, and erotica. She has taught first-year English courses in the University of Regina for over twenty-five years.  She has written a research article on the politics of smoking in lesbian social space (Girlfriends, 2002). Two of her articles, “Lesbian Publishing” (1988) and “Tribal Consciousness Reborn” (1989) appeared in Lesbian and Gay Studies Newsletter (Modern Languages Association). She has given an informal academic talk on the history and status of erotica (Department of English, 2001), and has written reviews of erotica for various websites and newsletters. Her erotic fiction has been widely published since 1999. Her fiction (erotic and otherwise) has won various awards.  Since 2013, she has also taught creative writing. Under her family name, she has written research articles on the politics of smoking in lesbian social space, on feminist publishing in the 1970s/80s, and on teaching vampire literature. She and Dr. Wes Pearce co-edited OutSpoken: Perspectives on Queer Identities (University of Regina Press, 2013). Under the pen name “Jean Roberta,” she has had over 100 stories (most with sexually-explicit content) published in print anthologies, four single-author collections, one out-of-print novel and a historical novella which is also available as an audiobook.  In 2004, Globe Theatre of Regina produced her one-act play, Smoke and Mirrors, as part of an evening of  theatre by amateur playwrights. Since 2010, she has been legally married to Mirtha Rivera.