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Jacobs, Janet L Professor


Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • Dr. Jacobs's work is focused on gender and collective memory, particularly with respect to mass trauma and genocide. She looks at the cross generational transmission of trauma through an analysis of memorial culture and second and third generation Holocaust survivors. Her work also extends to more recent genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda. A second area of research has been in the field of teen pregnancy and the relational world of adolescent mothers.


  • the social psychology of gender, collective memory, genocide and trauma


selected publications


courses taught

  • SOCY 6016 Topics in Sex and Gender (Spring 2019)
  • SOCY 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • WGST 2000 Introduction to Feminist Studies (Fall 2018)
  • SOCY 4000 Gender, Genocide and Mass Trauma (Spring 2018)
  • SOCY 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)
  • WGST 4010 Gender, Genocide and Mass Trauma (Spring 2018)


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)