Jillian M. Snyder

Assistant Teaching Professor

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Jillian Snyder is a literary scholar whose work focuses on religion and dramatic literature, past and present. Her book project, Sincere Performances: The Affective Scripts of the Pulpit and Stage in Post-Reformation England, examines how preachers and players grappled with the lived bodily experience of Protestant reform in early modern England. Jillian’s other research interests include Shakespearean adaptation and reception, particularly in twenty and twenty-first century American religious culture.

 She received her Ph.D. (2019) from the University of Notre Dame and was the 2019-2021Lilly Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Christ College, the Honors College at Valparaiso University. Her research has been funded by Notre Dame’s Presidential Fellowship, the Mellon Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC).

 Jillian loves talking to students about research and pursuing graduate school. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, painting, and listening to audiobooks while out walking her child and dog.