Jan Huebenthal


Email: [[e|jhuebenthal]]


Jan Huebenthal is a second-year Ph.D. student in the American Studies program. His M.A. thesis, entitled "'Quick! Do Something Manly!" - The Super Bowl as an American Spectacle of Hegemonic Masculinity, Violence, and Nationalism", examined the meaning(s) of violence in the context of American football spectacles while interrogating ways in which bodily pain expresses punitive masculinity norms. More recently, he has written on the contested politics of AIDS memorialization, bachelorhood in the post-Revolution eighteenth century, and discourses of post-raciality in the context of the Obama presidency. As of 2014, Jan is Assistant Director of the W&M Global Film Festival. A German native, Jan lives in Williamsburg, VA.


M.A., American Studies, College of William & Mary (2013)

B.A., Cultural Studies with a Minor in English-Speaking Cultures, University of Bremen (2011)

Research Interests

Cultural studies, gender studies, queer theory, critical race theory, identity politics, sports studies, 20th American history, caregiving and mourning as queer practices of resistance. 

Selected Professional Experience

Teaching Assistant AMST 205/GSWS 290 "Sexuality in America"- College of William & Mary (Spring 2014)

Program Intern Public & Economic Policy - The American Academy in Berlin (2013)

Public Services Graduate Assistant - Swem Library, College of William & Mary (2012)

Foreign Service Intern - Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, San Francisco, CA (2010)