Briallen Hopper

Briallen Hopper teaches and preaches at Yale, where she is a Lecturer in English and Faculty Fellow at the University Church in Yale. She holds a PhD in American literature from Princeton, and her writing has appeared in Avidly, Beliefnet, Black Business Now, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Conversation, Crosscurrents, Document Journal, The Huffington Post, Killing the Buddha, The New Inquiry, New Republic, Newsweek, Not Coming to a Theater Near You, Postgraduate English, Religion & Politics, Sacred Matters, The Seattle Star, The Stranger, Take Part, and Talking Points Memo. You can read more from her at briallenhopper.tumblr.com and @briallenhopper.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

On “Sisters”

"Sisters" celebrates a friendly kind of sisterhood that is all girl power and no grief....


On Spinsters

The classic spinster challenges our understanding of love, sex, family, and power....


White Christmas and Black December

The #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the deaths that spurred it, should make all of us who celebrate ask: What does Christmas mean this year? And what should it mean?...


Young Adult Cancer Story

“I only know what it’s like to read The Fault in Our Stars as a woman in my mid-30s who is friends with a woman in her mid-30s who, like Hazel Grace Lancaster, has incurable Stage 4 cancer.”...


Strange Bedfellows