Jennifer joined the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC) in May of 2022. Her current work focuses on maternal and family health and includes the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Hemorrhage Quality Improvement Project as well as the Ohio Fatherhood Survey. Jennifer has expertise in qualitative methods including interviews, content analysis, participant observation, and fieldwork; she also has experience reporting to and working within offices of human subjects research.
Prior to joining the GRC, Jennifer was an Associate Professor of Political Science specializing in public law and comparative politics. She taught and published on social movements, citizenship, and constitutional politics at SUNY Albany, North Central College, and most recently Ohio University, where she won multiple awards for excellence in teaching. Jennifer’s publications include Constructing Muslims in France: Discourse, Public Identity, and the Politics of Citizenship (Temple University Press, 2014) and several peer-reviewed articles in journals including Perspectives on Politics and Law and Social Inquiry. Jennifer earned her PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington and her BA in Political Science and French from the University of the Pacific.