B.A. History and Art History, Allegheny College, 2008
Having completed her M.A. thesis on St. Magnus Cathedral in Orkney, Scotland in May 2011, Jennifer is currently researching the cultural and architectural exchange that occurred in the medieval North Sea world under the direction of Lisa Reilly. She is particularly interested in derivatives of the Norman architectural forms found at Durham Cathedral and the different modes of cultural diffusion that occurred in northern medieval Europe between Scandinavia, the British Isles, and Iceland. Jennifer is also interested in representations of gender and sexuality in the arts, migrations art, and constructions of medieval identity. Also interested in environmental and climatic adaptation, Jennifer recently contributed to Colorado State University's report on military cold weather experimentation in Alaska during the World War II and the Cold War eras.