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Jennifer Stern

About Jennifer Stern

A New Jersey native, Jennifer graduated from Penn State with degrees in literature, journalism, and women's studies. She continued her education at UNLV, graduating with a Master's Degree in English. In 2012, she moved to Tucson and began pursuing a Ph.D. in American Indian Studies, minoring in English. Her passion for teaching began as an undergrad, eventually leading to more than ten years of instruction and completion of the UA Certificate in College Teaching. Her current dissertation focuses on the trope of the "ancient Indian burial ground" in the horror genre. When she has free time, Jennifer enjoys running, baking, traveling, rooting for the Phillies, and spending time with her friends and family. 

Areas of Study

Film and Literature

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Contact Information

Jennifer Stern
Telephone: (520) 626-4578
Office: Harvill 235A


Pennsylvania State University:
BA: English (concentration in literature)
BA: Journalism (concentration in print media)
Minor: Women's Studies

University of Nevada, Las Vegas:
MA: English (concentration in literature)

University of Arizona: 
College Teaching Certificate
Doctoral Minor: English (pending)
PhD: American Indian Studies (pending)

Courses Taught

AIS 160
AIS 200
AIS 220

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences