Angela Hume

Angela Hume is a feminist historian, literary critic, and poet. She holds an MFA in creative writing from St. Mary's College of California and a PhD in English from University of California, Davis. Before joining the faculty in College Writing Programs at Berkeley in 2022, she was an assistant professor of English at University of Minnesota, Morris. Angela has taught creative and expository writing for nearly a decade and a half. She teaches classes on topics and themes such as environmental and health justice, working-class and multiethnic American literatures, feminist and queer storytelling, twenty-first century poetry, and more. 

Publications & Presentations: 

Angela is currently finishing a nonfiction book called Deep Care: A Story of the Bay Area Self-help Movement (AK Press, 2023). A work of public scholarship and a history of medicine, Deep Care tells a story of Bay Area radical abortion defense—from feminist clinical practice, to street politics and clinic defense, to underground lay gynecology—from the 1970s to present. She is also working on a related literary critical book called Lyric Self-help, a study of American women and queer health activist poets who have inspired today’s environmental and health justice movements. Angela is co-editor of the book Ecopoetics: Essays in the Field (U of Iowa P, 2018). Her full-length books of poetry include Middle Time (Omnidawn, 2016) and Interventions for Women (Omnidawn, 2021).