Jillian Snyder

Assistant Director

<strong>Assistant Director<strong></strong></strong>
205E O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Jillian Snyder is the assistant director of the Glynn Family Honors Program where she also serves as an assistant teaching professor. Her background is literary scholarship and she researches the intersection of religion and literature, past and present. Professor Snyder's book project, Sincere Performances: Scripting the Body in Post-Reformation England, examines how preachers and players in Shakespeare’s England grappled with the lived bodily experience of Protestant reform. 

She received her Ph.D. (2019) from the University of Notre Dame. She spent two years teaching at Valparaiso University before returning to Notre Dame in 2021. Her research has been funded by Notre Dame’s Presidential Fellowship, the Mellon Foundation, the American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC).

Professor Snyder teaches the Glynn first-year seminar and senior thesis research colloquium. She also helps students with advising and professional development. She is happy to meet to discuss senior thesis plans, ideas for Glynn grants, or graduate school possibilities. You can schedule an office hours appointment with her here.