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Jennifer Jenson

Teaching Assistant of Germanic Languages and Literatures

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Specializations / Research Interests

Contemporary literature, graphic novels, memory, trauma and healing.

Distinctions / Awards

  • 2016 Delta Phi Alpha National German Student
  • REEEC FLAS Recipient, Russian. Summer 2017
  • EU Center FLAS Recipient, Dutch. 2017-18
  • Assistant Coordinator, German 102. 2017 - 2018


Jennifer graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University, where she earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and German Studies.  

She joined the German department at UIUC in 2016 and has taught German 101 and 102. She currently serves as the assistant coordinator for German 102. 

Jennifer is affiliated with the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory as well as the Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies Initiative.


  • German 101
  • German 102