Jennifer Chernega

Jenna has been teaching at WSU since 2007, when she moved to Winona from Chicago, although she grew up in Minnesota. 

Jenna has been active in faculty union leadership and has served as the WSU Faculty Association President and the statewide IFO President. 

She studies social inequality, including race and housing inequality with an emphasis on policy and qualitative methodology.


  • PhD: Sociology | Loyola University, Chicago (2007)
  • MA: Sociology | Loyola University, Chicago
  • BA: Sociology and Communications | Concordia College, MN

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