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Jennifer Yusin, PhD

Associate Professor of English

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Office: 5013 MacAlister Hall
Phone: 215.895.6778
Email: jyusin@drexel.edu


Education

  • PhD, Emory University

Biography

Jennifer Yusin is an associate professor of English in the Department of English and Philosophy at Drexel University. Her research and teaching interests intersect trauma theory, literary theory, psychoanalysis, and memory studies in contemporary literature in English (especially South Asian, South African, and Sub-Saharan African literature). Her current book project, titled The Future Life of Trauma, forthcoming in 2015 from Fordham University Press under the Idiom Series imprint, develops a new theoretical model of trauma through a comparative analysis of the drawing of new borders during the 1947 Partition of British India and the national itinerary of commemoration in post-genocide Rwanda as parallel but not equivalent cases. Her writings may be found in Textual Practice, Culture, Theory, and Critique, and The Journal of Contemporary Literature, among others.