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Jennifer Ham

Jennifer Ham
Jennifer Ham is a Professor of German and Humanistic Studies. She teaches a variety of humanities courses on literature and culture as well as all levels of German language. Her research has focused on topics, such as, turn-of-the-century schooling in Germany, animal studies, German theater, Nietzsche, cabaret and language pedagogy and she is the author and co-editor of two books, Elastizität: The Poetics of Space, Character and Movement in Frank Wedekind’s Theater and Animal Acts: Configuring the Human in Western History. She is currently working on a third volume on educational philosophy, The Origins of ‘Bildung’ and the Future of the Humanities and recently taught a senior seminar on the history of the emotions. Selected as both a UW System Teaching Scholar and Fellow, she also received the campus Founders Award for Excellence in Teaching.