• Miriam Jaffe
  • Miriam Jaffe
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • At Rutgers Since: 1996
  • Phone Number: 8482025661
  • CV2020.pdf
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Books:

    Social Work in the Age of Disconnection: Narrative Case Studies. Eds. Michael Jarrette-Kenny and       Miriam Jaffe. Routledge 2022.


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

    •      Floersch, and Jeffrey Longhofer. Routledge, 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


  • Education:
    • 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
  • Courses Taught:
    • "Me-Search as Research:" Autoethnographic Case Study
    • 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
  • Awards:
      • 2022: Beloved Community Writing Award
    • 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
  • Other Information of Interest:

    2017-2019    Psychotherapist at the Center for Therapy and Counseling

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

  • Membership Affiliations:

    Philip Roth Society

  • Publications:
    • Social Work Writing Collaborative. (2022). Literacy Education as Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Graduate Schools of Social Work. Critical and Radical Social Work.
    • Jaffe, M., Kelly, E. K., Williams, A., Beroiza, A., Kafle, M., & DiGiacomo, M. (2022). Collaboration and Potential Space: Creative Play in the Writing Alliance. Teaching in Higher Education. TBD.
    • Philip Roth, Resident Humanist: An Exemplar of Narrative Medicine.” Philip Roth in Context. Ed. Magdalen McKinley. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2020.
    • “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): <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol16/iss2/>.
    • [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 2008.
    • “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.