Jennifer Ham

Jennifer Ham


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Professor Jennifer Ham teaches a wide array of courses on German language, literature and culture. She has presented and published in the area of turn-of-the-century German studies on topics such as German theater and urban entertainment, the cultural history of animals, Frank Wedekind, Nietzsche and femininity and German cabaret. She is coeditor of Animal Acts: Configuring the Human in Western History, author of Elastizität: The Poetics of Space, Movement and Character in Frank Wedekind’s Theater, and coeditor of The Origins of German Self-Cultivation: Bildung and the Future of the Humanities, which explores depictions of schooling in Germany, educational philosophy and the practices of character- and nation-building. She is currently working on a study “Charité Hospital in Berlin (1710-1909): Medicine and Biopolitics,” a contribution to medical humanities in German Studies. She has led numerous travel courses to Marburg and Konstanz and is a recipient of the campus Founder’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.


Ph.D., M.A. Rutgers University, B.A. Moravian College