Jennifer Keating-Miller, Ph.D.-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Jennifer Keating-Miller, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research and National Fellowships, Carnegie Mellon University

Bio

Jennifer Keating-Miller joined CMU in 2009 as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research and National Fellowships.  Administering programs like SURG, SURF, and ISURG and facilitating application processes for nationally competitive fellowships like the Churchill Scholarship and the Rhodes Scholarship, amongst others, she works with students on writing research proposals and personal essays, which she draws from for coursework like “Presenting a Public Self,” the writing component of CMU’s Odyssey Program and other program development.

In addition to administrative work with the URO and FSO at CMU, her research interests include nineteenth century British Literature pertaining to representations of colonialism and gender relations and twentieth century Anglophone literature, primarily in Ireland and parts of the Caribbean.  She is the author of Language, Identity and Liberation in Contemporary Irish Literature (2010), which was awarded the Michael Durkan Prize for Best Book on Irish Language and Culture by the American Conference for Irish Studies and other recent publications include “Testimony and Theatre: The Controversy of Truth Telling in Post-Apartheid South Africa and Post-Conflict Northern Ireland,” collected in Outrage! Art, Controversy and Society (forthcoming 2012). 

Before coming to CMU, Keating-Miller was the Assistant Director of the McNair Program and Kearns Center at the University of Rochester.  She has also taught writing and literature courses at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY and the University of Pittsburgh.