1994 - Ph.D., Columbia University
1987 - M.A., Columbia University
1981 - B.A. with honors, State University of New York at Binghamton

Dr. Jennifer Thorn is an Associate Professor of English and director of the Interdisciplinary minor in Gender Studies at St. Anselm College. She works in the transatlantic eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a special focus on the history of childhood, class and race.  The editor of the collection Writing British Infantcide: Child-Murder, Gender, and Print,1722-1859 (2003), she is at work on two book projects, parts of both of which have been published: Phillis Wheatley and Childhood and Blind Girls and Women: Print and Progress', 1795-1902.

She joined the English Department at Saint Anselm College in 2009, after teaching at Colby College and Duke University. While at Duke, she was awarded two teaching awards, one from Duke recognizing excellence in the teaching of seniors and one from the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies for innovative course design, for a course on 18 century orientalism.