Jacquelyn Ardam is a writer, editor, and educator who lives in Los Angeles. She holds a PhD in English from UCLA and has taught at UCLA and Colby College.

She is a specialist in modern and contemporary literature, especially poetry. Her book Avidly Reads Poetry was published in April 2022 by NYU Press.

Jacquelyn’s writing about literature, art, and culture has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Bookforum, LitHub, Hyperallergic, Public Books, The Toast, and elsewhere. She has also written articles for academic journals including Modernism/modernity, ASAP/Journal, Contemporary Women’s Writing, and Comparative Literature Studies.

She is the Director of the Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at UCLA.

Her small fluffy dog is named Millie.