Jennifer Shoaff
Jennifer Shoaff, Ph.D.
Interim Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer; Director of Diversity & Inclusion


Dr. Jennifer Shoaff holds a doctorate degree in anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from San Diego State University. Prior to coming to Elms, Shoaff was an Assistant Professor in Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama where she taught transnational feminism, Afro-Latinx studies, Border Studies and social justice movements to undergraduate and graduate students. Shoaff’s book Bordering on Visibility: Haitian Migrant Women and the Dominican Nation-State is one of the first manuscripts to study gendered experiences of race, mobility and migration among Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic.