Jennifer Rupert, PhD
Gender and Women's Studies
PhD, English Literature
University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008
Office: 3rd floor of UH (MC 288)
E-mail: jruper1 [at] uic [dot] edu
Jennifer Rupert is a lecturer in English and Gender and Women’s Studies and an academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and has been teaching for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Gender and Women’s Studies program for nearly ten years. In 2008, she completed her PhD in English Literature at UIC with a concentration in Gender and Women's Studies. Her research and teaching interests include Transatlantic modernism, women's literature, novels of “passing” (gender, sexual, and racial), feminist and queer theory, the history of sexuality, and twentieth century visual culture. She has been awarded the Dean’s Scholar Award from the Graduate College as well as the Anne Hopewell Selby and Bernard Kogan Bonus awards by the Department of English for excellence in graduate research. Her scholarship has also been recognized by UIC’s Center for Research on Women and Gender. She is currently at work on a book-length project engaging the work of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity) on shame as the affect of disempowerment in order to explore the racial and sexual politics of several modernist experimental autobiographies.