A woman wearing a denim blue shirt with earrings stadning in front of a brick wall

Hilary Levinson

Assistant Professor

Co-coordinator, UTA Program

Harris Hall 5169

Office hours: Tuesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursday, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Memory and Monuments

Latin American and Latinx Literature


Migration and Exile


Hilary Levinson began teaching in the Department of Focused Inquiry in 2018. Before coming to VCU, she taught literature, composition, and Spanish language at the University of Michigan, where she earned her Ph.D. in comparative literature. In her classrooms, she encourages students to practice “reading” the world around them in order to become confident thinkers who engage with our collective cultures and environments in critical and imaginative ways.

Dr. Levinson is also a translator, working with materials in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, and French. Outside of VCU, she enjoys cooking and wall climbing.


  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Michigan
  • B.A., English, Amherst College

Courses Taught

  • UNIV 111
  • UNIV 112


  • 5x5 HRC Collaborative Grants, VCU Humanities Research Center, 2022
  • Innovative Project Award, University College, 2020