New Faculty: Mari Jarris

Mari Jarris

Provost's New Faculty Fellow (starting in July 2024 as Assistant Professor), German Studies

Academic focus: 

19th and 20th century German and Russian literature, feminist and queer theory, transnational socialisms, utopianism 

Current research project:  

“Utopia as Revolution: Marxism’s Queer Pasts and Futures” 

Previous positions:

  • President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch, University of Minnesota, 2022-23 

Academic background:

  • Ph.D., Comparative literature, Princeton University, 2022 
  • Dr. Phil., German literature, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, 2022 
  • M.A., Comparative literature, Princeton University, 2019 
  • B.A., German studies and College of Social Studies, Wesleyan University, 2014 

Last book read: 

“Mars” trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson 

In your own time/when not working: 

Hiking, running, pottery, plants 

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching: 

Queer Marxism 

What most excites you about Cornell: 

Collaborating with colleagues and students across disciplines 

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