Jess Boersma, Ph.D.

Jess BoersmaAssistant Professor of Spanish
Office: Leutze Hall 203
Telephone: (910) 962-2322
Fax: (910) 962-7712
E-mail: boersmaj

Ph.D., Emory University
B.S., University of Wisconsin

Jess Boersma teaches courses in Peninsular literatures, critical thought, and Spanish language. His research focuses on representations of violence in contemporary Peninsular cultures. His current book project combines continental philosophy, literary theory, history, and political theories of sovereignty with close textual readings in order to examine how Spanish citizens attempt to cope with violent events occurring outside of Spain's national borders. In addition, he is currently co-editing with Scott Weintraub an upcoming special issue of Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, titled "Membranous Topographies."