Jennifer Yusin, PhD

Associate Professor of English

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Office: 5013 MacAlister Hall
Phone: 215.895.6778


  • PhD, Emory University


Jennifer Yusin is an assistant professor of English in the Department of English and Philosophy at Drexel University. Her research and teaching interests intersect trauma theory, literary theory, and psychoanalysis in contemporary literature in English (especially South Asian, South African, and Sub-Saharan African literature). Her current book project, titled The Future Life of Trauma combines deconstructionist and psychoanalytic approaches to trauma with historical analyses of the 1947 Partition of British India and the 1994 Rwanda Genocide to develop a new theoretical model of trauma. Her writings may be found in The Journal of Contemporary Literature, Social Semiotics, and Thesis Eleven, among others.