Victoria Hopper

  • University of Chicago
  • MA in the Humanities
  • Michigan State University
  • BA, English Literature

    Upon moving to Shanghai at the age of ten, Victoria became enthralled by the myriad perspectives that intertwine to form global communities. Her inclination to continuously broaden her perspective is deeply connected to her love of literature, as she views art as a collection of unique viewpoints, expanding the lens through which we perceive the world. Helping students connect to and empathize with experiences that differ from their own is at the root of her passion for teaching.

    Victoria earned her B.A. in English Literature from Michigan State University, where she worked in the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition lab, studying the impacts of poetry and close reading on the brain. She then pursued her M.A. in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, focusing on modernity in both literature and art history. Her thesis explored the cubist aspects of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. After graduating from UChicago, Victoria has donned many hats: editing specialist for college admissions essays, instructor of English and Art History, ghostwriter for a local artist’s photography book, and book club moderator.

    Outside of teaching, Victoria enjoys immersing herself in books, practicing yoga, visiting museums, and reciting stanzas from Dante’s Inferno in the original Italian.