Associate Professor of English and Director of the American Studies Program, Barnard College
Jennie A. Kassanoff is the author of Edith Wharton and the Politics of Race (Cambridge, 2004). Her research focuses on post-Civil War American culture. She is currently at work on a book about voting, race and gender in American culture, the working title of which is Voter Writes. Her essays have appeared in various books and journals, including American Literature, American Literary History and PMLA.
She teaches courses in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature and culture, including "American Literature, 1871-1945," "American Fiction," and "Write to Vote." She has earned both of Barnard's major teaching awards: the Teaching Excellence Award in 2003 and the Emily Gregory Award in 2011.