Jen Caruso
Associate Professor
MA, University of Western Ontario
PhD, State University of New York

Dr. Jen Caruso earned a PhD in comparative literature with an emphasis on European modernism and critical theory and holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Theory and Criticism at the University of Western Ontario.

She has taught at the University of Minnesota, Macalester College, and Concordia University. From 2007 to 2011, she taught at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where she was assistant professor of English and chair of Cultural, Media, and Gender Studies. Her recent research and teaching interests include aesthetics in the context of late capitalism and cultural responses to climate change.

She has made recent conference presentations on slow cinema, representations of climate change in contemporary film, and on ecomedia and scale in the multimedia works of the artist Katie Paterson. Caruso also has an essay on alienated labor in the novels of William Gibson in the anthology Alien Imaginations: Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism (Bloomsbury).