Jessica Katelyn Young

Graduate Student


Migrating Memories: Power and Transcultural Memory in Contemporary South Asian Fiction

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • World Anglophone Literature
  • Contemporary South Asian Literature
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Memory and Trauma Studies


  • Ph.D., English, University of Illinois, 2018, Expected
  • M.A., English, San Francisco State University, 2010
  • B.A., English, Reed College, 2004

Distinctions / Awards

  • Gendell Family and Shiner Family Fellowship, 2017
  • English Department, Summer Research Fellowship, 2017
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, 2016-2017
  • English Department Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2016
  • Graduate College Distinguished Fellowship, 2011-2013; 2014-2015


  • Engl. 285: Postcolonial Literature in English
  • Engl. 109: Introduction to Fiction
  • Rhet. 105: Research and Writing



  • Young, Jessica K. "“Filled with Words”: Modeling the September 11 Digital Archive and the Utility of Digital Methods in the Study of Memory." Memory Unbound: New Directions in Memory Studies. New York: Berghahn, 2016. 258-276.

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