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Jenna Vinson

Jenna Vinson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor


Rhetoric and Composition, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Research Interest

Discourses of Teenage Pregnancy and Motherhood, Visual Rhetoric, Embodied Rhetoric, Feminist Theory and Pedagogy, Professional Writing, Community Outreach, Action-Oriented Research, and Service Learning

Educational Background

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona


Jenna Vinson specializes in feminist rhetorical studies. She is currently researching contemporary representations of teenage pregnancy that sustain problematic ways of thinking about women and the strategies some young mothering women use to resist these representations. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Feminist Formations, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and most recently Sex Education: Sexuality, Society, and Learning. She has written chapters for edited collections including Motherhood Online and the 21st Century Motherhood Movement. She recently served as a funded scholar with the Crossroads Collaborative, a research initiative funded by the Ford Foundation to study and support youth, sexuality, health, and rights in Arizona.