Jennifer Keating is a Senior Lecturer and the Writing in the Disciplines Specialist in the William S. Dietrich II Institute for Writing Excellence. Most recently, she served as Assistant Dean for Educational Initiatives in the Dietrich College for Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.
Her interests include curriculum design and delivery, collaborative pedagogical design and interdisciplinary teaching. As a teacher, she explores writing and artistic practice that develops in locations in conflict and/or emerging from strife, primarily in Ireland, Britain, South Africa and the United States, the influence of advancing technology on society and the politics of language. In recent years she has designed courses that cross disciplines including Art, Conflict & Technology, designed and taught in collaboration with an artist and a roboticist, and AI & Humanity, designed and taught with a roboticist.
Recent book publications include AI & Humanity (MIT Press 2020) coauthored with Illah Nourbakhsh, Patrick McCabe’s Ireland (Ed. Brill 2019) and Language, Identity and Liberation in Contemporary Irish Literature (Palgrave Macmillan 2010). She is coauthor of the AI and Humanity Oral Archive and recent articles have appeared in AAC&U Liberal Education, ACM and Critical Quarterly.
She has received the Carnegie Mellon University Teaching Innovation Award (2016), a Carnegie Mellon University Center for the Arts in Society research grant (2015-2018), a Carnegie Mellon University Wimmer Fellowship (2015) and the Michael Durkan Award for Best Book on Irish Language and Culture (2010).
Jennifer earned a Ph.D. in English and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in English and History at the University of Rochester.