Jennifer Wingard

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Assistant Professor

Phone: (713) 743-2975
Office: 235D Roy Cullen Building

Jennifer Wingard is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy and a faculty affiliate to the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Houston. Over the past five years, she helped design and implement the new Ph.D. concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy. She specializes in 20th Century Rhetorical Theory, Transnational Feminist Theory, Cultural Studies, and Materialist Theories of Teaching English in the Corporate University. Her scholarship focuses on the impact of global neoliberal economics on civic, democratic discourses. Her first book Branded Bodies, Rhetoric, and the Neoliberal Nation-State (Lexington Books 2013) focuses on the ubiquitous nature of political branding and its impact on immigrant and GLBT communities.  Her scholarship has appeared in Reflections, Journal of Advanced Composition (JAC), and other interdisciplinary edited collections. She is currently working on her second book tentatively titled: No Zoning! Houston, TX the Rhetoric of the Neoliberal City.



  • PhD Syracuse University, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric
  • MA California State University, Sacramento, English
  • BA California State University, Sacramento, English with Emphasis in Teaching at the Secondary Level

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Advanced Credentials

  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Women’s Studies (2008)
  • Certificate in Teaching College Composition (2002)

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Selected Publications


Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Transnationalism and Rhetoric: Special Cluster in Journal of Advanced Composition. Co-edited with Rebecca Dingo and Rachel Riedner. (Summer 2013)
  • “Assembling Houston: Writing and Teaching the Neoliberal City.” Special Cluster for JAC: Journal of Advanced Composition on Transnationalism and Rhetoric. Forthcoming 2013.
  • “Toward a Cogent Analysis of Power: Transnational Rhetorical Studies.” Special Cluster on Transnationalism and Rhetoric. with Rebecca Dingo and Rachel Riedner. Jac: Journal of Advanced Composition. Forthcoming 2013.
  • “Rhetorical Assemblages: Scales of Neoliberal Ideology.” Neoliberalism’s Cultural Work, eds. Jeffery Di Leo and Uppender Mehan, New York: Palgrave. (Accepted, Collection under review)
  • “Outsourced!: Virtually Writing In the Disciplines goes Global” with Rebecca Dingo and Rachel Riedner in Transnational Writing Program Administration. Ed. David Martins. Ogden, UT: Utah State UP. (Accepted, Collection under review)

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Courses Taught

  • English 1303: Freshman Composition I – Media Literacy
  • English 1304: Freshman Composition II – Writing Houston
  • English 3340: Advanced Composition – Locating Writing
  • English 3396: Writing Houston: Reading and Researching Our City
  • English 6300: Teaching of Language and Literature in English
  • English 6314: Feminist Criticism
  • English 7396: Critical Pedagogy
  • English 7396: Rhetoric and Composition Seminar II
  • English 7396: Rhetoric and Literature of Globalization
  • English 7396: Rhetoric of Place
  • Women’s Studies 6301: Feminist Theory and Methods

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