Dr. Jen Caruso earned a PhD in comparative literature, with an emphasis on European modernism and critical theory, from SUNY–Buffalo. She also has an MA from the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at the University of Western Ontario and a BA with honours in English and philosophy from the University of Toronto.
She teaches in the master of liberal studies program at the University of Minnesota and the department of English at Concordia University. From 2007 to 2011, Caruso taught at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where she was assistant professor of English and department chair of cultural, media, and gender studies. She has current research and writing projects on global economic collapse, consumer culture and fashion, 9/11 themes in literature and film, and future–present science fiction.