Jenna Vinson

Assistant Professor of English, UMass Lowell


Welcome to my website! I am an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell where I teach courses in the Journalism and Professional Writing concentration.

The goal of my scholarship is to initiate critical dialogue about issues of social justice. As a rhetorician and advocate of feminism, I seek to intervene in representations of women that (re)construct patriarchal ways of thinking. I also enjoy learning from the many ways that women use rhetoric to resist oppression. I am 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.