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Jessica Hooten Wilson

Professor / Author / Speaker

Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence, Humanities and Classical Education
University of Dallas

Jessica Hooten Wilson is Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence at the University of Dallas. She is the author of several books, most recently The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary Saints and Learning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before. Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov, which received a 2018 Christianity Today book of the year in arts and culture award. In 2019 she received the Hiett Prize for Humanities from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. She is co-editor of the volume Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West, a collection of essays on the legacy of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Other awards include a Fulbright Fellowship to Prague, an NEH to study Dante in Florence, a Biola University sabbatical fellowship funded by the Templeton Foundation, and the 2017 Emerging Public Intellectual Award.