Jenni Lehtinen

Jenni Lehtinen, PhD

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Dr. Jenni Lehtinen is Assistant Professor of Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures in the School of Sciences and Humanities at Nazarbayev University.

Dr. Lehtinen obtained her doctorate in Latin American Literature from Wolfson College, University of Oxford in 2011. She also holds a Master of Studies degree in European Literature (Wadham College, University of Oxford), a Master of Arts degree in Screen Studies (Birmingham City University), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History (Queen Mary, University of London). Before joining Nazarbayev University, she lectured at the University of Oxford and worked as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Exeter.

Although born in Finland, Dr. Lehtinen has spent most of her life in Spain, the United Kingdom, and Kazakhstan. She speaks fluently English, Spanish, and Finnish, and communicates confidently in Swedish and Russian.  

Dr. Lehtinen is passionate about all things Latin American and Caribbean and hopes to introduce her NU students to the fascinating and heterogeneous culture of that part of the world. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, discovering new writers, watching telenovelas, improving her Russian, pampering her cats, and riding sports horses. 

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