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Jennifer Solheim, MFA

Visiting Lecturer

French and Francophone Studies; Honors College

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

1625 UH


601 S. Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-2425

CV Download:

Solheim_cv_August 2019

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Jennifer Solheim is a Visiting Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies and in the Honors College, where she also serves as a Faculty Fellow. A specialist in 20th-21st century Francophone cultures and performance studies, her book The Performance of Listening in Postcolonial Francophone Culture was published by Liverpool University Press in 2018. In addition to her critical work on gender, postcolonial studies, and sound studies, she is a fiction writer with publications at the Bellevue Literary ReviewConfrontation, and The Pinch, and she is a Contributing Editor at Fiction Writers Review.

Notable Honors

2018, 2019, Glimmer Train Award Honorable Mentions, Glimmer Train Press

2016, Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence (HOPE) Award, UIC Campus Housing


PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, French
MFA, Bennington Writing Seminars, Literature and Writing
MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, French
BA, University of Illinois, Chicago, English literature