Jennifer Horwitz

Jennifer Horwitz earned a PhD in Literature from Tufts University. Her teaching and research interests include multi-ethnic US literature, ecocriticism, environmental justice and place-based education. Her courses emphasize diverse perspectives on and experiences with the earth and often incorporate projects that ask students to reflect on their local environment and community. 

In both her classroom and scholarship, Horwitz approaches literature as a vital tool in the struggle to address the climate crisis. In particular, she explores literary representations of education that challenge and recast dominant ideas of what and how students should be learning in the era of climate change. Her writing can be found in the journal Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States and forthcoming in a collection on climate fiction and class from the University of Virginia Press. Horwitz also cares deeply about writing pedagogy; she has tutored students in a range of contexts and enjoys thinking with others about each step of the writing process.

Fall 2021

LAS-E101-30 First-year Literature Seminar
LAS-E325-01 Writing The Climate Crisis: Justice, Identity, and Environment In American Literature

Wintersession 2022

LAS-W250-01 Place, Power, and Story

Spring 2022

LAS-E264-01 Coming Of Age In A House On Fire