Jennifer Jenson

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Cohort Year: 2018
Research Interests: Germanophone literature from 1945-present, memory studies, gender studies
Education: MA Germanic Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018 BA Interdisciplinary Humanities: Art History Emphasis; BA German Studies, Brigham Young University, 2016

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 Germanophone world.

Teaching Experience

University of Chicago:

  • Humanities Division Online Pedagogy Assistant, (Autumn 2020)
  • German 201: Märchen (Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020)


  •    German 101 and 102: Brigham Young University (2015-2016, 2018)
  •    German 101 and 102: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2016-2018)