Bilkent University Department of American Culture and Literature

Jennifer A. Reimer, Assistant Professor

Jennifer A. Reimer, assistant professor in the Department of American Culture and Literature, received her PhD in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011, and her MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco in 2005. She received her BA in English & American Literature, with a minor in Spanish, from New York University in 2002.

Her scholarly interests focus on hemispheric and transnational American studies, with emphasis on race, ethnicity, and gender in contemporary American literary and cultural studies. The U.S.-Mexico border/borderlands as an important site(s) in the racial past, present, and future of the Americas plays a significant role in Jennifer’s research. Other interests include: alternative citizenships, the American West, U.S. immigration and diaspora studies, comparative borderlands theories, decolonial feminisms, critical race theory, the American ethnic avant-garde, contemporary American poetry and poetics, and creative writing.

Jennifer's scholarly work has appeared in Western American Literature, ARIEL (A Review of Literature in English), The Journal of Popular Music Studies, Latino Studies Journal and the Journal of Transnational American Studies. She is the 2011 winner of the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award for Independent Scholars, awarded by the Women’s Committee of the American Studies Association. She currently serves on the International Committee of the American Studies Association.

As a creative writer, Jennifer is active in the literary community. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in a number of journals, including Our Stories, The Denver Quarterly, The Berkeley Poetry Review, The Chaffey Review, 580 Split, Tinfish, Puerto del Sol, Weave, Zoland, and 14 Hills. Her first prose poetry book, The Rainy Season Diaries, was released in November 2013 by Quale Press. She is the co-founder and co-editor of Achiote Press.


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