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Jen Shook

Jen Shook

Visiting Fellow, Center for Humanities and Information

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  1. B.A., Swarthmore College, 1997
  2. M.A., University of Chicago, 2005
  3. Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2016

Jen Shook’s research and practice explore the relationship between performance, literature, critical race studies, and digital cultures, particularly in promoting Native American artists’ reworkings of historical commemorations. A Visiting Fellow at PSU’s Center for Humanities & Information, she will teach CAS/IST 170N: What is Information? in spring 2021, and has previously taught LTNST/ENG 426 Chicanx Cultural Productions, as well as courses in literature, theatre, media studies, Indigenous studies, and digital humanities at schools including University of Iowa, Oklahoma State University, Grinnell College, and DePaul. She makes performances, paper, puppets, books, and digital stories. Jen has participated in the NEH’s Digital Native American Indigenous Studies pedagogy cohort and was a WikiEdu Fellow with the National Women’s Studies Association. She’s guest editing for Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture and has juried for the Sound of Silent Film Festival, the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and 50pp Latinx new plays, Native Voices, and Middle East America playwrighting awards.