The Digital Humanities Network is pleased to welcome Jennifer Ross as the incoming JHI Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow for 2020-2021. Along with her research, Jennifer will be administering the DHN and participating in the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR) circle of postdoctoral fellows. Jennifer will be sharing some of her work at our upcoming Lightning Lunch in September.
Jennifer Ross 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. She graduates with her Ph.D. from William & Mary this August, and holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in English literature and History from the University of Michigan-Flint. 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. Selections of her research can be found in the forthcoming edited volumes Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples (Vernon Press, 2020) and Liberal Disorder: Emergency Politics, Populist Uprisings, and Digital Dictatorships (Routledge, 2020).