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. I also serve as a Research Associate at the Center for Women & Work.

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 ideologies of domination (e.g., sexism, racism, ageism, etc.). I also enjoy learning from the rhetorical tactics women use to resist oppression.

I am currently researching contemporary discourses of teenage pregnancy and the creative strategies some young mothering women use to resist pathologizing representations of their lives.