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Jennifer Olive

Instructor    Graduate Teaching Assistant
Education

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia (Summer 2014)
M.A. in English; Concentration—Literary Studies
Thesis: “Postcolonial Trauma Narratives: Traumatic Historiography and Identity in Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome.”
Committee: Professors Ben Miller, Renée Schatteman, and Calvin Thomas.

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia (Summer 2011)
B.A. in English; Concentration—Literary Studies, Magna Cum Laude

Specializations

Digital humanities, postcolonial literature and theory, and trauma studies.

Biography

Jennifer Olive is a Ph.D. candidate in English with a concentration in Literary Studies at Georgia State University. Currently, Jennifer is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for GSU, where she has taught courses in composition for the English Department and continues to give invited talks and guest lectures on different topics related to her research. Her research focuses digital humanities, postcolonial literature and theory, and trauma studies. Throughout her career, Jennifer’s work has been presented at several academic conferences such as SAMLA, MLA, ACLA, and Digital Humanities and published in various conference proceedings and journals including Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. Her current work looks at the representation of postcolonial trauma in digital media, specifically videogames.

For more information, check out her website: http://jenniferolive.com.