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Jennifer Jahner

2012 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): David Wallace
"Sacra Jura: Literature, Law, and Piety in the Era of Magna Carta"

Assistant Professor, Cal Tech.

Jennifer Jahner received her BA from Western Washington University and MA from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Her dissertation, “Sacra Jura: Literature, Law, and Piety in the Era of Magna Carta,” examines the intersection of political and spiritual reform in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century England.

She is co-editor with Elizabeth Robertson of Medieval and Early Modern Religious Objects in Global Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and recipient of the 2010 Medium Ævum Graduate Essay Prize.

Her work on thirteenth-century political complaint poetry and manuscript production is forthcoming from English Manuscript Studies, 1100–1700.

A former residential fellow at King’s College, London, she currently holds an ACLS/Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2011–2012).

Her teaching interests include law and literature, book history, literary theory, and gender and sexuality.