Jennifer is excited to return to SEAS where she was the Director from 2017 until 2019. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature where she teaches classes on Indonesian and global theatre, literature, and other arts.
Jennifer has published numerous articles and two books: Women in the Shadows: Gender, Puppets, and the Power of Tradition in Bali (Ohio University Press, 2016) and Puppets and Cities: Articulating Identities in Southeast Asia (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018). She performs Balinese wayang kulit, or shadow puppetry, at international festivals and around the United States. Her current research looks at transnational Southeast Asian identities as expressed in performance, literature, and art.