Jenna Vinson

Assistant Professor of English, UMass Lowell

Conference Presentatons

National and International Conference Presentations

“Confronting the Stranger on the Street:  Exploring Everyday Public Spaces as Rhetorical Arenas for Marginalized Teen Mothers.” International Society for the History of Rhetoric Conference. United Kingdom. July 2017.

“Cultivating a Collection of Journalistic Photographs for Analysis: The Nitty-Gritty of Visual Rhetorical Research in Composition Studies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR. March 2017.

“Changing Rhetorics of Teen Parenthood: The Transformational Tactics of the #NoTeenShame Campaign.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Atlanta, GA. May 2016.

“Portraying Precarious Bodies: A Visual Rhetorical Analysis of Journalistic Photographs of the Teenage Pregnancy “Crisis” National Women’s Studies Conference. November 2015.

 “Mamas Making Waves: Rhetorics of Resistance in the #NoTeenShame Social Media Campaign.” Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference. Phoenix, AZ. October 2015.

“I Was the One Who Opened My Legs”: Lessons Women Learn from the Cultural Discourse of Teen Pregnancy Prevention.” International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society Conference. Dublin, Ireland. June 2015.

“The Risks and Rewards of Public Writing, Pedagogy, and Activism for Junior Faculty in Rhetoric and Composition.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. March 2015.

 “Building a Border between Children and Adults: The Social Construction and Rhetorical Function of Adolescence.” Rhetoric Society of American Conference. San Antonio, TX. May 2014.

 “(Teen) Mama Knows Best?: The Role of Experts, Editors, and Experimental Knowledge in Testimonies about Teenage Pregnancy.” Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference. Stanford. September 2013.

“Putting Feminist Rhetorical Analysis to Public Use: Methods and Ethical Implications of Community Research Briefs.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. March 2013.

“Do You Know Who the Father Is?: A Rhetorical Analysis of Confrontations Between Strangers and Teenage Mothers.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Philadelphia, PA. May 2012.

“Embodied Exigence: Teenage Pregnancy as Kairotic for Rhetorical Exchange.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. March 2012.

 “Teenage Mom Counter-Narratives Within and Without the Web: Theorizing Web-Based Feminist Narrative Analysis.” Feminism(s) & Rhetoric(s) Conference. Mankato, MN. October 2011.

“Responding to Community Exigencies: Resistance as Seizing Kairotic Moments for Writing  and Public Action.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. April 2011.

“Beyond the Seminar Paper: Supporting Feminist Activist Rhetoric in Graduate Courses.” 20th Anniversary Feminist Workshop Retrospective. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. April 2011.

“The Potentials and Paradoxes of Teenage Mother Narratives as Counter-Rhetorics.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Denver, CO. November 2010.

“Critiquing the Move: The Embodied Exigence of the Pregnant Teen Mother and the Disembodied Scholar.” Feminism(s) & Rhetoric(s) Conference. Lansing, MI. October 2009.

“Surveilling Women’s Bodies: What Does the Rhetoric Against Teenage Pregnancy Do for Women?” Feminism(s) & Rhetoric(s) Civic Discourse Conference. Little Rock, AR. October 2007.

Regional Conference Presentations

“Observing Place or Strolling Space?: The Potentials of ‘Strolling’ as an Analytical Practice.” The Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference: Places. Tempe, AZ. October 2011.

“Confronting Social Change and Agency in Service-Learning.” Roundtable Panel. The Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. October 2009.

“Countering Images of Teen Mothers in the Media: Rhetorical Strategies of Resistance on Girl-Mom.com.” Southwest Texas Popular/America Cultural Conference. Albuquerque, NM. February 2009.

“Villainous Experts vs. Magical Strippers: Investigating the Rhetorical Strategies of Teen Mothers’ Counter-Narratives.” New Directions in Critical Theory Conference. Tucson, AZ. April 2007.

“From Christian Morality to Hyper-sexuality: Disney’s Adaptation of The Little Mermaid.” Southwest Texas Popular/America Cultural Conference. Albuquerque, NM. February 2007.

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