William & Mary

Jan Huebenthal


Email: [[e|jhuebenthal]]


Jan Huebenthal is a Ph.D. candidate and Teaching Fellow at the College of William & Mary. His dissertation project focuses on narratives, memories, and futures of HIV/AIDS vis-a-vis neoliberal LGBT rights-based movements. His teaching and research interests include gender studies, queer theory, American history, dis/ability studies, theories and histories of race, AIDS activism and prevention, health studies, and caregiving and memorialization as queer practices of resistance.

Jan earned an M.A. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary, and a B.A. in Cultural Studies with a Minor in English-Speaking Cultures from the University of Bremen, Germany. He also studied at Dickinson College as a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholar. Before coming to William & Mary, Jan worked as an intern in the Public & Economic Program at the American Academy in Berlin and at the German Consulate General in San Francisco.

While at William & Mary, Jan has written on ​narratives of post-raciality in the context of the Obama presidency, the Super Bowl as an American spectacle of masculinity and nationalism, bachelorhood in post-Revolution 18th century New England, and​ theories of​ dis/ability and embodiment in feminist thought​. ​

A German native, Jan lives in Richmond, Virginia.


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

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

Selected Professional Experience

Assistant Director, William & Mary Global Film Festival: Film & Renewal ​- College of William & Mary ​(Academic Year 2014/2015)

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​, Germany​ (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)