Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Dr. Jennifer Ross is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, of Digital Humanities and Writing jointly appointed between Woodsworth College and the Transitional Year Programme at the University of Toronto. Jennifer’s research centers on contemporary American literature, digital humanities, literary and cultural theory, and critical disaster and terrorism studies. Her book manuscript, “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, while new research examines counterterror tactics in U.S. domestic governance and policing. In 2020-2021, Jennifer was awarded the JHI/CLIR Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship. From 2021-2022, Jennifer then served as the Educational Research and Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow for the Failure: Learning in Progress research project out of University of Toronto Mississauga. Her research can be found in the volumes Liberal Disorder: Emergency Politics, Populist Uprisings, and Digital Dictatorships (Routledge 2020), Transnational Spaces: Celebrating Fifty Year of Literacy and Cultural Intersections at NeMLA (Vernon Press, 2023), and in the journals Imagining SoTL: Selections from the Banff Symposium (2022), the International Journal of Educational Research (2022), and Currents in Teaching and Learning (forthcoming).