Jennifer Jenson

Prior to joining the department in 2018, Jennifer received her M.A. in Germanic Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she also received a certificate in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. Before that, she studied at Brigham Young University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a double major in German Studies and Interdisciplinary Humanities with an art history emphasis. Her master’s project studied the role of memory and the archive as resistance in Christoph Hein’s 2017 novel Trutz. Her interests include larger discussions of memory and healing, particularly as situated in literature and art in the post-45 German-speaking world.