Dr. Jenny M. Djundjung

Dr. Jenny M. Djundjung is a full-time lecturer in the English Department of Petra Christian University, Indonesia since 1985. She obtained her MA in Literature from Arizona State University and her Doctorate degree, also in Literature, from the University of Indonesia. Her administrative career in the Faculty of Letters of PCU was started in 1992 when she sat as Vice Dean and from 1993 up to 1999, she sat as Dean. She then served as Head of the Bureau of Cooperation and Development and at present she is Head for Institute for Quality Assurance in PCU. The courses she teaches range from language skill, culture to literature: Public Speaking, British Studies, Australian Studies, Drama, Popular Literature, Literature and Gender, and Seminar in Literature. In addition to teaching, at present, her responsibilities in the English Department also include coordinator of literary subjects.

Her research interest lies in Indonesian popular literature, popular culture and gender studies and she has published and presented papers in these areas in journals and in national and international conferences. Her latest paper, entitled "The Fear Factor in the Indonesian Sitcom: Suami-suami Takut Istri" was presented in an international conference. At the moment, she is in the process of writing a proposal for a research on Indonesian Women in the Media, with two other researchers.