My name is Jenny Harris and I am a second-year PhD student at the University of Cambridge, specialising in translation studies. My thesis concerns early 20th Century French poetry translated in America, with a particular focus on parallel-text translation and the role of the reader.
One of my principle characteristics is that I am chronically overcommitted and unable to say no to anything that looks interesting – in the past this has led me to do a stand-up set about my research, join a choir that does outreach in prisons, go on University Challenge, and get involved with the dreaded Student Politics. Specifically, I serve as one of two Graduate Reps on the Women’s Campaign in Cambridge University Students’ Union, and also work with the Disabled Students’ Campaign (I have ADHD). As part of this role, I run a thing called the Graduate Ethical Teaching Forum (@getfcam), which aims to get graduate students together to think about the teaching we do and support each other to do it better.
I am really looking forward to tweeting about translation, interdisciplinarity, ethical teaching, feminism and much much more on @wethehumanities this week! If you’re enjoying my curation, please come and follow me at my usual haunt of @jennyharicot.