Miriam Jaffe
Assistant Teaching Professor

By Appointment

Spirituality in Mental Health Practice: Case Studies. Eds. Miriam Jaffe, Widian Nicola, Jerry

     Floersch, and Jeffrey Longhofer. Routledge, forthcoming in 2020.


Social Work and LGBTQ Sexual Trauma: Phenomenological Perspectives. Eds. Miriam Jaffe, 

     Megan Conti, Jerry Floersch, and Jeffrey Longhofer. Routledge, 2020.


Social Work and Sexual Trauma: Phenomenological Perspectives. Eds. Miriam Jaffe, Jerry

     Floersch, Jeffrey Longhofer, and Megan Conti. Routledge, 2017.


Social Work and K-12 Schools: Phenomenological Perspectives. Eds. Miriam Jaffe, Jerry       

     Floersch, Jeffrey Longhofer, and Wendy Winograd. Routledge, Spring


Philip Roth, Resident Humanist: An Exemplar of Narrative Medicine.” Philip

                Roth in Context. Ed. Magdalen McKinley. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in   


“Writing Progeny: Elisa Albert and Philip Roth.” With Aimee Pozorski. Open Library of 

     Humanities, 3(2), p.14. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/olh.262 2017.

[Invited] “Case and Frame: Teaching Case Study Composition.” Clinical 

      Social Work, Spring 2017.

[Invited] “To Sing the Body Sidatique: AIDS in Saul Bellow’s Ravelstein.RFEA. 143.2

               Spring 2016.

[Invited] “Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture.” Book Review. Studies in American

     Jewish Literature. Fall 2014.

[Invited] “Philip Roth’s Contributions to the Narrativization of Illness.” History, Memory, 

     and the Making of Character in Roth's Fiction. Ed. Gustavo Sánchez-Canales and Victoria  

     Aarons. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 16.2 (June 2014): 


[Invited] “Psychosis and the City: Jew York in Saul Bellow’s The Victim.The Saul Bellow

      Journal. Spring 2013.

[Invited] “Philip Roth and the Autobiographical Gesture.” EBSCO Critical Insights Series.

  1. Ed. Aimee Pozorski. Fall 2013.

           [Invited] “Allison Schachter’s Diasporic Modernisms.” Book Review. Philip Roth Studies. Ed.

                 Derek Parker Royal.  Fall 2013.

[Invited] “A Mentality of Manipulation: The Evolution/Revolution of Philip Roth”  The

Continuing Presence: A Collection of Contemporary Essays of Philip Roth. Fall 2013. Ed. Jane Statlander-Slote.

“Women of Roth’s Recent Tetrology.” Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies. 2013. Ed. David

   Gooblar. 8:1, 2012.

[Invited] “Philip Roth: Death and Celebrity” Roth and Celebrity: A Collection. Ed. Aimee

   Pozorski. Maryland: Lexington Books. Fall 2012.

Teaching and Writing With Technology. Special Issue of Writing and Pedagogy. Ed. Miriam 

     Jaffe-Foger.  Fall 2013

Mourning Zuckerman. Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies. Aimee Pozorski and Miriam

     Jaffe-Foger, eds. Spring 2009.

Elisa Albert’s How This Night is Different.” Book Review. Studies in American Jewish

      Literature. 2007.

“Black-Jewish Doubling in The Tenants and The Human Stain.” Philip Roth Studies. Spring  


“Keeping it All Together: Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom.” Using the New

     Humanities Reader: Teacher’s Manual. Ed. Kurt Spellmeyer and Richard Miller. New

     York: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.


Narrative Activism; Instructor Training; Social Work; Philip Roth; Composition; Graduate Level Reading and Writing; Case Study Method

2018-present  Assistant Teaching Professor, Writing Program, Rutgers University

2013-2018:     Director of the Writing Program, DSW, Rutgers University

2009-2013:     Assistant Director, Writing Program, Rutgers University

2012-2013:     Adjunct Instructor, Doctorate in Social Work Program, Rutgers University

2008-2012, 2018:     Equal Opportunity Fund Instructor, Rutgers University

            2008:                Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University Writing Program

            2004-2007:     Full-Time Instructor, Rutgers University Writing Program (4:3 course load)

            2003-2006:     Part Time Lecturer, Rutgers University English Department

            2002:                Adjunct Instructor, Fordham University Writing Program; Rhetoric

            2001-2003:     Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University Writing Program

Graduate Writing Program, 502, 2018-present

Engaged Scholarship, 2013-2018

American Realism and Naturalism, 2012

The Plangere Writing Center Internship

Cultural Theory in Literary Studies, 2004, 2005, 2006

            Principles of Literary Study: Prose, 2003

            Basic Composition and Reading Comprehension 098/099/100/100R, 2002-present

            Expository Writing 101, 2001

            Research in the Disciplines 201

            Special Topics: Popular Culture, The Family, Ethnic Identities

            College Writing and Research 301; Course Coordinator

Special Topics: Women & Autobiography, Internet Cultures, The Culture of Work, Mone

2008: Departmental Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Rutgers University

2007: Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University

2007: Departmental Graduate Achievement Award, Rutgers University

2006: Mellon Dissertation Seminar, Princeton University

2004: The Maurice Meyer III and Irma Meyer Endowed Student Fellowship

2002: Pre-Dissertation Travel Award, Rutgers University

2002: Graduate Assistantship to Richard Miller, Assistant Director of Writing Program

            2000: Bevier Fellowship, Rutgers University, Department of Literatures in English

Philip Roth Society

MSW in Clinical Practice, Rutgers University, 2018.

Ph.D. in English, Rutgers University, 2008.

      Dissertation: Cross-Ethnic Mediums and The Autobiographical Gesture in Twentieth Century 

 American Literature.

      Committee: Brent Hayes Edwards (Chair), Brad Evans, Marc Manganaro, (Readers) Ross

 Posnock (Outside Reader)

Certificate in Teaching Composition, 2008.

      Advisors: Kurt Spellmeyer and Richard Miller

M.A. in English, Rutgers University, 2004

       Fields: Major: American Literature, the Long Twentieth Century, Theory: Ethnic Studies,

              Figure: Philip Roth, Minor: American-Jewish Literature

       Committee: Brent Edwards, Brad Evans, Martin Gliserman, Leslie Fishbein

B.A. with Highest Distinction in English, Rutgers University, 2000

Honors Thesis: Isaac Rosenberg: The Forgotten Jewish War Poet; Winner of the Jordan Lee 

      Flyer Prize

Director: Daniel Harris

2017-2019    Psychotherapist at the Center for Therapy and Counseling

Musician, Artist, Mom, and prefers pronouns she, her, hers