Jenna Vinson

Associate Professor of English, UMass Lowell

Publications

Book

Vinson, Jenna. Embodying the Problem: The Persuasive Power of the Teen MotherRutgers UP, 2017.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Vinson, Jenna and Clare Daniel. “‘Power to Decide’ Who Should Get Pregnant: Neoliberal
Visions of Reproductive Justice,” Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, vol 8, no. 2, 2020, http://www.presenttensejournal.org/volume-8/power-to-decide-who-should-get-pregnant-a-feminist-rhetorical-analysis-of-neoliberal-visions-of-reproductive-justice/

Vinson, Jenna and Urmitapa Dutta. “Participatory Curation: Who Has the Power to Exhibit in a Collaborative Community-Based Project?” Curation. Special Issue of Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, vol. 4, no. 1, 2020, http://journalofmultimodalrhetorics.com/4-1-issue-vinson-dutta.  

Vinson, Jenna, and Sally Stevens. “Preventing Pregnancy OR Supporting Students? Learning from the Stories of Young Mothers.” Sexuality Research and Social Policy, vol. 11, no. 4, 2014, pp. 322-36. 

Stevens, Sally, Elisabeth Morgan-Thompson, Jenna Vinson, Alison Greene, Claudia Powell, Adela Licona, and Stephen Russell. “Informing Sexuality Education through Youth-Generated Anonymous Questions.” Sex Education: Sexuality, Society, and Learning, vol. 13, no. 1, 2013, pp. S84-S90.

Vinson, Jenna. “Covering National Concerns about Teenage Pregnancy: A Visual Rhetorical Analysis of Gender and Race in Images of the Pregnant Teenage Body.” Feminist Formations , vol. 24, no. 2, 2012, pp. 140-62.

Vinson, Jenna. “Spatial Shock: Space, Place, and the Politics of Representation.Spatial Praxis. Edited by Amy Kimme Hea, Jen Haley-Brown, and Ashley Holmes. Special issue of  Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, vol. 16, no. 3, 2012. 

Book Chapters

Vinson, Jenna, and Sally Stevens. “I Was the One Who Opened My Legs: The Tropes and Consequences of Blaming Pregnant and Mothering Teens.” Mother-Blame Game. Edited by Vanessa Reimer and Sarah Sahagian, Demeter Press, 2015, pp. 82-104. 

Vinson, Jenna. “More Than Just a Website for Young Mamas: Girl-Mom Members’ Strategies for Countering the Dominant Perception of Teen Motherhood.” Motherhood Online, edited by Michelle Moravec, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012, pp. 98-116. 

Vinson, Jenna. “Mothers & More: Fighting “Invisimomibility” to Make Mothering Count.” 21st Century Motherhood Movement, edited by Andrea O’Reilly, Demeter Press, 2011, pp. 362-472.

Research Briefs

Stevens, Sally, Leah S. Stauber, Jenna Vinson, and the Crossroads Collaborative. “Sexuality Education: Innovating in Sexual Health Education.” Crossroads Connections vol. 2, no. 2, 2013.

Vinson, Jenna. Busting Myths: Confronting Assumptions about Teenage Pregnancy and Motherhood. Crossroads Connections , vol. 2, no. 1, 2013. 

Book Reviews

Vinson, Jenna. Review of Zines in Third Space: Radical Cooperation and Borderlands Rhetoric by Adela C. Licona. Community Literacy Journal, vol. 9, no. 1, 2014, pp. 92-5. 

Vinson, Jenna. Review of Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: Latina Girls and Sexual Identity by Lorena Garcia. Community Literacy Journal, vol. 8, no. 1, 2013, pp. 127-30.