Jennifer Glaser graduated with a B.A. in English from Columbia University in 2000 and received her M.A. from the Comparative Literature program at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. At present, she is completing her doctoral dissertation on the shifting role of race in post-World War II American Jewish literature and intellectual history. Her other research and teaching interests include gender studies, comparative ethnic literature, literary theory, 20th century American fiction, transnationalism, literature of diaspora, theories of the novel, the Holocaust and representation, and creative writing.
She has taught in the English, Women's Studies, and Critical Writing programs at Penn, as well as in Antioch's creative non-fiction writing MFA program. Jennifer has published or has publications forthcoming in MELUS, The New York Times, Philadelphia Magazine, the UK Telegraph, The Encyclopedia of Ethnic American Literature (Greenwood Press, 2006), The Encyclopedia of Great American Writers 1945-1970 (Facts on File 2008), the Columbia Journalism Review, Bloom’s Literary Themes (Chelsea House 2009), and Random House's Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers: Best New Voices of 2006. In 2007, Jennifer received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Graduate Student from the School of Arts and Sciences.