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Jennifer Solheim is the author of the The Performance of Listening in Postcolonial Francophone Culture (Liverpool University Press, 2018), and her fiction and essays have been published in Bellevue Literary Review, Confrontation, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Pinch, and Poets & Writers. One of her stories in BLR was performed at their Page to Stage series at the NYU Langone School. She was also bassist, singer, and songwriter in several indie punk bands, including The Smoothies (Southern Records) and Minim (Dyslexic Records). She holds a PhD in French from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars, and was a 2020 Fellow in the BookEnds Program at Southampton Arts of Stony Brook University. She now serves as Associate Director of BookEnds, focusing on community outreach and development, marketing, and social media. She is a Contributing Editor at Fiction Writers Review, and teaches at the University of Illinois—Chicago, where she serves as an Honors College Faculty Fellow.