Jennifer Case

Dr. Jennifer Case


Reading from her memoire, Sawbill: A Search for Place


Jennifer Case grew up along the river valleys of Minnesota, in a family that took weekend backpacking trips on Lake Superior’s Superior Hiking Trail. The North Shore’s red rock, pine, and lichen have continued to resonate with her even after moving to Nebraska, where she earned a Master’s degree in poetry, and upstate New York, where her doctoral work focused on creative nonfiction, environmental writing, and place-based composition. As a writer, teacher, and scholar, she is interested in the ways the landscapes and environments around us—whether urban or rural, natural or human-made—influence who we are in the world, as well as the effects of writing and story on place-attachment.