About the Creator


Jennifer N. Ross

Jennifer Ross is the Digital Humanities Network Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto's Jackman Humanities Institute. She researches contemporary American literature, literary and cultural theory, critical disaster and terrorism studies, and the critical digital humanities. Her dissertation, "Insurgents on the Bayou: Hurricane Katrina, Counterterrorism, and Literary Dissent on America’s Gulf Coast," explores forms of political resistance put forward in literature and film produced after the flooding of New Orleans in 2005. In 2019, Jennifer was awarded the Michael R. Halleran Dissertation Completion Fellowship from William & Mary, as well as earned an Honorable Mention from the Ford Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Publications

"A Language of Suffering and Solidarity: Building Transnational Community in Omar el Akkad’s American War.” Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples, edited by Simona Wright and Carine Mardorossian. Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press, 2020. (forthcoming)

"Tactics of Battle, Strategies of State: Hurricane Katrina and the Counterterror Exception." Liberal Disorder: Emergency Politics, Populist Uprisings, and Digital Dictatorships, edited by Sveinn Jóhannesson and Valur Ingimundarson. New York: Routledge, 2020. (forthcoming)

Education

B.A. Honors English, University of Michigan-Flint; B.A. History, University of Michigan-Flint; M.A., English Language and Literature (specialization in American Literature); Ph.D. American Studies, William & Mary