B.A. English and History, Austin College, 1990; M.A. English, Indiana University, 1992; Ph.D., English/ Ethnic and Third World Literatures, University of Texas at Austin, 1998.
Jennifer Wenzel is jointly appointed in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies. She is an affiliate of the Columbia Climate School.
Her essays on postcolonial theory, environmental and energy humanities, memory studies, and African and South Asian literatures, have appeared in journals including Alif, Cultural Critique, Modern Fiction Studies, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, PMLA, Postcolonial Studies, Public Culture, Research in African Literatures, Resilience, and Substance. She has held fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, ACLS, NEH, and Princeton University's Davis Center for Historical Studies. She is currently at work on a new book project, "The Fossil-Fueled Imagination: How (and Why) to Read for Energy."