Jennifer Freeman Marshall

Jennifer Freeman Marshall

Director // SIS // Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Associate Professor // SIS // Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Associate Professor // SIS // Comparative Literature

Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies // SIS

Affiliated Faculty // SIS // African-American Studies

Affiliated Faculty // SIS // American Studies

Associate Professor // English

Ph.D., Women’s Studies, Emory University

M.A., Anthropology, Georgia State University                                            

B.A., English, Spelman College        


Office Information

Office: BRNG 6156
Office Phone: (765) 49-46295

Jennifer received her PhD in Women's Studies at Emory University. She currently holds academic appointments as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Her honors and awards are lengthy including: 2015-2016 Excpetional Early Career Teaching Award Nomination, English Excellence in Teaching Committee; 2014 - 2015 Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, in 2013-2014 both the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, Department of English and Teaching for Tomorrow Award at Purdue University and the National Women's Studies Association Women of Color Leadership Project Faculty Participant in 2013 and 2014.

Jennifer's published works are: 

“In Search of Heidi Durrow within a Black Woman’s Literary Tradition: On Reading The Girl Who Fell from the Sky.” Forum for World Literature Studies. 5.1 (April 2013): 27-35.

Biographical Entries:

“Ellen Irene Diggs.” African American National Biography.  Eds. Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham.  Vol.2.  Oxford: University of Oxford Press, 2008. 679-680.

She hold professional memberships with: National Women’s Studies Association, Women of Color Caucus, NWSA, Modern Language Association, Reception Studies Society, American Anthropology Association


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