Jennifer Jenkins works at the intersections of literature, film, fine art, and archives. Publications on literature include essays in ESQ, The Henry James Review, Twentieth Century Literature, Paradoxa, and the Journal of Popular Culture. Film work appears in The Moving Image and The Philosophy of Tim Burton (forthcoming). She has presented work on archival film at the Orphan Film Symposium, Mujeres en el cine mudo, and the Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, curated the Puro Mexicano Tucson Film Festival, and is working to develop an archive of amateur and locally-made films of the Arizona-Sonora borderlands. She also curated the museum exhibit, “Native Curiosity: Collecting Indian Arts in Territorial Arizona” for the Arizona Historical Society (2003-2006). In 2011 she brought the American Indian Film Gallery, a digital archive of over 450 films by and about Native peoples of the Americas, to the University of Arizona. Her current research project, Celluloid Pueblo: Western Ways Film Service and the Invention of the Postwar Southwest, involves the preservation and analysis of the Tucson-based Western Ways films. She is certified to handle cellulose nitrate film, a Class 4 hazardous substance.
- English Department
- Graduate Studies