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Savannah Jensen

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Graduate Teaching Assistant

Savannah Jensen is an instructor of record for First Year Writing (ENGL 110 and ENGL 1102) and British Literature to 1700 (ENGL 2310). She is also a consultant and administrative team member of the UGA Writing Center. She is PhD candidate at the University of Georgia and is expected to graduate May 2023. ​

Savannah co-authored an activity with Emily Beckwith that will be included in Michal Reznizki and David T. Coad's Dynamic Activities for First Year Composition, which will be  published early 2023. She is a 2022 member of UGA's Center for Teaching and Learning Future Facutly Fellowship. In 2021 she received UGA's Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, and in 2019 she was awarded the Emerging SoTL Scholar Award by UGA's Center for Teaching and Learning for her work examining her students' experiences of learning in a gamified composition class. In the summer of 2020, she was a member of the National Humanities Center's Virtual Graduate Summer Residency Program. Her teaching practices emphasize connection, creativity, and community in the classroom. 

In addition to her investment in impactful teaching, Savnnah researches England's early modern period with a particular interest in early modern ghost narratives. In 2020 she published an article " 'T’was I that Murdered thee': Heartbreak, Murder, and Justice in Early Modern Haunted Lovers’ Ballads" in Renaissance Papers.  Her dissertation examines how ghosts were represented in cheap print, including pamphlets, plays, and ballads. In doing so, she shows how contemporary forces such as politics and market demands shaped early modern understanding of the past.


M.A., Florida Gulf Coast University, 2016.

B.A., Florida Gulf Coast University, 2014.

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