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Overview

  • Jennifer L. Borda is associate professor of communication, specializing in rhetoric, feminist studies, and democratic deliberation. She is author of Women Labor Activists in the Movies: Nine Depictions of Workplace Organizers, 1954-2005 (McFarland Publishers, 2010) and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology The Motherhood Business: Consumption, Communication, and Privilege (University of Alabama Press, 2015). Her essays have been published in various academic journals, including Text & Performance Quarterly, Feminist Media Studies, Women’s Studies in Communication, and Communication Quarterly. She received a UNH Center for the Humanities fellowship in 2014 for her current research, which focuses on how discourse and ideologies about women, work, motherhood, and identity have been constructed and challenged through the mass media and online deliberation. She is an invited participant of an NEH Digital Humanities Implementation Grant project, “Serious Sims: Scaling Digital Gaming for Humanities Pedagogy and Practice,” for which she will develop a role-playing simulation on Women, Work, and Democracy to engage students in debates surrounding Equal Work for Equal Pay, working motherhood, gender, race, class, and sexuality. She currently is a fellow on the NSF-funded ADVANCE IT grant “UNH Unbiased” and chairs a subcommittee to address career-life balance issues relating to the recruitment of women and underrepresented STEM faculty. She also is a member of UNH’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women.
  • Teaching Activities

  • Research Practicum Taught course 2019
  • Sem/Gendered Rhetorics Taught course 2019
  • Seminar in Rhetorical Theory Taught course 2018
  • Seminar in Rhetorical Study Taught course 2018
  • American Public Address Taught course 2017
  • Analysis of Popular Culture Taught course 2017
  • Pub Addrss:Soc Pro Rhet & Resi Taught course 2017
  • Research Practicum Taught course 2017
  • Analysis of Popular Culture Taught course 2016
  • Propaganda and Persuasion Taught course 2016
  • Research Practicum Taught course 2016
  • Internship Taught course 2016
  • Analysis of Popular Culture Taught course 2016
  • Social Protest: Rhetoric & Res Taught course 2016
  • Internship Taught course 2015
  • Analysis of Popular Culture Taught course 2015
  • Social Protest: Rhetoric & Res Taught course 2015
  • Internship Taught course 2014
  • Internship Taught course 2014
  • Rhet of Contemp Feminism Taught course 2014
  • Rhet of Contemp Feminism\Honor Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Communications, Villanova University
  • M.A. Speech/Theater Education, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D. Speech/Theater Education, Pennsylvania State University
  • Full Name

  • Jennifer Borda