I teach undergraduate and graduate courses on rhetoric, social movements, political communication, and citizenship in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University.

My research focuses on the ways that we have thought about the power of average citizens, the way that we image presidents to be heroic, and how we think about the nation when we are in crisis, among other things.

I currently serve as Vice-Chair Elect of the Public Address Division of NCA, on the Editorial Boards of QJS and RSQ, and on the Steering Committee of Texas A&M's Strengthening Democracy Initiative. 

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​Dr. Jennifer Mercieca

Dr. Jennifer Mercieca is an historian of American political discourse. She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University.