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Jennifer Wingard

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Associate Professor

Jennifer Wingard is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy and a faculty affiliate to the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Houston. Over the past seven 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 monograph titled: No Zoning! The Rhetoric of Equality in Neoliberal Places that examines how representations of the “Texas Miracle” (dis)connect with the lived experiences of those living in the major metropolitan areas of Texas. 


  • 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

Single-Authored Books

Edited Collections

  • Neoliberalism, Culture, and Everyday Life. Co-edited with Rebecca Dingo and Rachel Riedner. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Neoliberalism and TV: Identity and Value in the 21st Century. Co-edited with Brandon Hernsberger.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • “Branding Bodies: Assembling the Logic(s) of “One Bad Apple.” Rhetoric and Neoliberalism. Ed. Kim H. Nguyen. London: Palgrave. (Collection under consideration).
  • “Disposable Drudgery: Outsourcing Goes to College.” with Rebecca Dingo and Rachel Riedner in Transnational Writing Program Administration. Ed. David Martins. Ogden, UT: Utah State P, 2014.
  • Hoarders: U.S. Neoliberalism’s Discourse of Abandonment.” Neoliberalism, Culture, and Everyday Life. Co-edited with Rebecca Dingo and Rachel Riedner. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska P.
  • “(Re)producing Globalization: The Laboring Body in Maria Full of Grace.” Cinema and the Mother: Motherhood in Contemporary World Cinemas. Ed. Asma Sayed. Toronto, ON: Demeter Press, forthcoming TBA.
  • “Rhetorical Assemblages: Scales of Neoliberal Ideology.” Capital at the Brink: Overcoming the Destructive Legacies of Neoliberalism, Eds. Jeffery Di Leo and Uppender Mehan. Ann Arbor, MI: Open Humanities Press, 2014. 101-18.

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Courses Taught

  • English 1303: First Year Writing I – Media Literacy
  • English 1304: First Year Writing II – Hybrid format
  • English 1304: First Year Writing II – Writing Houston
  • English 2396: Intermediate Composition
  • English 3340: Advanced Composition – Locating Writing
  • English 3396: Writing Houston: Reading and Researching Our City
  • English 4391: Advanced Engagement/Service Learning Senior Seminar
  • English 6300: Teaching of Language and Literature in English
  • English 6314: Feminist Criticism
  • English 7374: Critical Pedagogy
  • English 7396: Rhetoric and Literature of Globalization
  • English 7396: Rhetoric of Place
  • English 8318: Rhetoric and Composition Seminar II: Scholarly Writing
  • Women’s Studies 2350: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Women’s Studies 6301: Feminist Theory and Methods

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