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, her research focuses on representations of education in multi-ethnic US literature that help us envision and enact the teaching needed in our time of climate change. Her writing can be found in the journal Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States and is 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 a range of students in a range of contexts and enjoys thinking with others about each step of the writing process. As the Liberal Arts Academic Advisor, she works one-on-one with students to build their confidence in their Liberal Arts courses and to connect them to other student support services on campus.
- LAS-8900-02 LAS Independent Study
- LAS-E325-01 Writing The Climate Crisis: Justice, Identity, and Environment In American Literature