Assistant Dean for Educational Initiatives, Dietrich College
Jennifer Keating is the Assistant Dean for Educational Initiatives in Dietrich College, where she also teaches regularly in the Department of English. Her research interests include representations of colonialism, nationalism and gender relations in 19th century British Literature and 20th century Anglophone literature, primarily in Ireland and parts of the Caribbean. She also pursues work pertaining to memoir, legacies of violence and identity formation in societies in strife.
Keating’s current research project, “Performing Peace in the North of Ireland,” focuses on the concept of performance in the ongoing peace process in Northern Ireland. This is supported through the Performance Initiative in the Center for Arts in Society. Her writing has recently appeared in New Hibernia Review and in Outrage: Art, Controversy and Society; and her book, Language, Identity and Liberation in Contemporary Irish Literature, was awarded the Michael Durkan Prize for Best Book on Irish Language and Culture by the American Conference for Irish Studies in 2011.
She earned a Ph.D. in English and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and holds a B.A. in English and History from the University of Rochester. She has taught at the University of Rochester, University of Pittsburgh and St. John Fisher College.