Jennifer Marston William holds a PhD in German Literature from Ohio State University (2002). and is Professor of German and Associate Head of the School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue University. Courses taught include seminars on German Expressionism, German-Language Literature since 1945, German Drama from Naturalism to the Present, and Modern European Women Writers. Scholarly articles published in journals including The German Quarterly, The Germanic Review, German Studies Review, Unterrichtspraxis / Teaching German, The Journal of the Kafka Society of America, and The Brecht Yearbook. She is co-editor with Dr. Helen Fehervary of the critical edition of Anna Seghers' Aufstand der Fischer von St. Barbara (Aufbau-Verlag, 2002). She has given presentations on various topics pertaining to German literature and film at national and international conferences, such as the Modern Language Association, the German Studies Association, and the European Cinema Research Forum.Her monograph Killing Time: Waiting Hierarchies in the Twentieth-Century German Novel appeared with Bucknell University Press in 2010.