Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Jessica Katelyn Young

Graduate Student

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PhD, English, University of Illinois, Expected 2017;, MA, English, San Francisco State University, 2010;, BA, English, Reed College, 2004


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


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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications


  • 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. 2016.