Jennifer Schmidt
English Faculty


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  • BA, College Of Saint Benedict
  • MA, Drew University
  • PHD, Drew University

Jennifer Schmidt has been teaching at North Hennepin since 2018. Before coming to NHCC, she was a senior lecturer at North-West University, where she taught South African literature, British literature survey courses, as well as academic writing. Her overarching pedagogical goal is to help students develop a metacognitive approach to their learning and to recognize unsuspected complexities in what seems like straightforward, even elementary, material. She has published on contemporary South African white writing, gender, and the representation of subjectivity. Her present research concentrates on the nexus of gender, genre and sexuality in post-millennial South African fiction. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys travel, musicals, and the South African soap opera, 7de laan.


Courses taught at NHCC:

College Writing I

College Writing II

Contemporary South African Fiction (Honors program)

Introduction to Journalism (Fall 2022)

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