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Rhetoric and Composition; Gender & Sexuality Studies
Discourses of Teenage Pregnancy and Motherhood; Visual Rhetoric; Embodied Rhetoric; Feminist Theory and Pedagogy; Professional Writing; Community Outreach; Action-Oriented Research; and Service Learning.
Jenna Vinson specializes in feminist rhetorical studies. Her new book, Embodying the Problem: The Persuasive Power of the Teen Mother (Rutgers University Press, 2017), challenges the pathologizing discourses of teenage pregnancy and investigates the creative strategies some young mothering women use to resist negative representations of their lives.
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 published chapters for edited collections including Motherhood Online and the 21st Century Motherhood Movement.