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Jennifer L. Schaefer

Jennifer L. Schaefer is a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow in the Roots of Contemporary Issues Program at Washington State University – Vancouver. Dr. Schaefer’s current research focuses on cultural articulations of political change in modern Argentina. Her in-progress book manuscript, Critical Commemorations: Memorializing Rebels, Martyrs, and Heroes in Argentina, 1966–1983, analyzes how commemorative practices during and after periods of military repression invoked values of rebellion, martyrdom, and heroism.

Dr. Schaefer received a Ph.D. in History from Emory University in 2015. She earned a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago in 2008 and a BA in History and Comparative Literature from Brown University in 2007.  A Tinker Field Research Grant at the University of Chicago, a James R. Scobie Award from the Conference on Latin American History, and grants from Emory University supported her graduate research. During the 2015–2016 academic year, she served as Interim Director of the Emory Writing Center and Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Emory University, where she taught classes in World, Atlantic World, and Latin American History. Prior to joining the Roots of Contemporary Issues Program, Dr. Schaefer was a Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan. For additional information about Dr. Schaefer’s research and teaching, please visit