Jelena Šesnić

Name: Jelena Šesnić

Position: Associate Professor, English Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

Nationality: Croatian

Employment Record:
2012 – present Associate Professor, English Dept., Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Zagreb
2011 – 2013: Head, English Department
2006 – 2012: Assistant Professor
1998 – 2006: Teaching Assistant

2005 PhD in Philology, University of Zagreb
2001 MA in Philology, University of Zagreb
1997 BA, English and Comparative Literature, University of Zagreb

Other Trainings/Specializations:
2011. Forum for Young Researchers, European Science Foundation, Ireland
2008.  Futures of American Studies, USA
2004.  EAAS Travel Grant, Germany
2002. – 2003. Fulbright Research Fellow, USA
2001., 2007., 2014. J-F-Kennedy-Institut library grant, Germany

Membership in Professional Associations:
Croatian Association for American Studies
European Association for American Studies
Croatian Association for English Studies
Croatian Philological Society
Modern Languages Association
Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas

Selected Bibliography (max 5 titles):
1. Mračne žene. Prikazi ženstva u američkoj književnosti ( 1820.-1860.). Zagreb: Leykam  International, 2010.
2. Siting America/ Sighting Modernity: Essays in Honor of Sonja Bašić . Ed. Jelena Šesnić. Zagreb: FF Press, 2010.
3. From Shadow to Presence: Representations of Ethnicity in Contemporary American Literature. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2007.
4. „Croatian American Literature as a Transculturated Discourse“. East Central Europe in Exile. Volume 2: Transatlantic Identities. Ed. Anna Mazurkiewicz. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 13-29.

Countries of Work Experience: Croatia, USA

Languages Spoken: Croatian, English, Italian, German

Research Interests:
American literature and culture
American Studies paradigms
Identity studies

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