Jennifer Schaefer

Jennifer Schaefer

Research Services Librarian

Pronouns She | Her | Hers  

Department Research Services

    Jennifer L. Schaefer is the Research Services Librarian for Latina/o, Caribbean, & Latin American Studies and Spanish Studies at the UConn Library.

    Before joining the UConn Library, Jennifer was a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Carleton College, a Roots of Contemporary Issues Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington State University Vancouver, and a Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan.

    Jennifer is deeply committed to supporting undergraduate and graduate research and writing, especially drawing on her previous experiences working as the Education and Outreach Fellow in both the Emory Writing Center and the Woodruff Library and then as Interim Director of the Emory Writing Center.

    Jennifer earned a BA in History and Comparative Literature from Brown University, an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in History from Emory University. Her historical research focuses on political mourning and authoritarianism in late twentieth century Argentina, and she is currently working on a book manuscript titled Rebels, Martyrs, Heroes: Political Mourning in Authoritarian Argentina, 1966-1983. Outside of her work at the library, she enjoys cycling, running, playing pick-up soccer, and gardening.

    Subject Specialties

    • Latina/o, Caribbean, & Latin American Studies
    • Spanish Studies


    Professional Affiliations

    Recent Scholarly Activity

    • Presenter, “The Detroit of Argentina: Automobile Manufacturing and Labor Unions in Córdoba, Argentina,” American Historical Association/Conference on Latin American History, February 2022
    • Organizer and Chair, “Avocados, Sugar Beets, and Automobiles: Transnational Markets and Local Labor Practices in the Americas, 1950-2000,” American Historical Association/Conference on Latin American History, February 2022
    • Roundtable Participant, “Chile-Rio de la Plata Studies Section Meeting: Writing, Thinking, & Teaching the Southern Cone Today,” Conference on Latin American History, January 2021
    • Presenter, “‘Spilled blood will not be negotiated’: Acts of ‘Revolutionary Justice’ by 1970s Argentine Militant Groups,” Conference on Latin American History, January 2020


    • “Mapping Politics into the Stadium: Political Demonstrations and Soccer Culture in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1973-1974,” Journal of Sports History Special Issue “Doing Sport History in the Digital Present” 44, no. 2 (Summer 2017):193-208.
    • (Review) Miradas médicas sobre la cultura física en Argentina, 1880-1970, Pablo Ariel Scharagrodsky Ed., Journal of Sport History.December 2015.
    • (Disciplinary Publication) Co-author, “Guide to Preparing Fellowship Applications,” American Historical Association, September 2016.




    Subject Specialties