Jennifer Boum Make

Jennifer is a French native speaker. She received both her BA and MA degrees in English from the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre. After a year of teaching in Shakespeare country, she first came to Pitt as an exchange in the fall of 2012.

Her Master’s thesis is entitled: “The Individual in Space before and after 9/11”. Her primary interests in spatial aesthetics, urban spaces and the spatial construction of the individual continue with questions of temporal and spatial crossings and their impact on iterations of nationhood. Jennifer’s primary research interests are focused on the exploration of conceptual and theoretical intersections between Caribbean and Mediterranean literatures, especially Algerian and Moroccan.

Jennifer defended her dissertation in the Spring of 2019.  The thesis is entitled: "Copresences: 20th-21st Century Encounters in the Mediterranean and Caribbean."  Jen Boum Make is currently an Assistant Professor of French & Francophone Studies at Georgetown University.