Historian of American political rhetoric & rhetorical analyst.
Expert on Trump's demagoguery.
Writing & Public Scholarship
Jennifer writes about American political discourse, especially as it relates to citizenship, democracy, and the presidency. Jennifer has published two books about political rhetoric: Founding Fictions (University of Alabama Press, 2010) and The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations: Establishing the Obama Presidency (Texas A&M University Press, 2014). Her third book Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump will be out in late-spring 2020 (pre order here)
She has been interviewed about rhetoric and politics by the BBC World News, NPR's All Things Considered, NPR's 1A, Diane Rehm, The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, Vice News, Australia's ABC Radio, Slate, USA Today, and many other outlets throughout the United States and Worldwide.
Harsh Words. Violent Acts. Who’s Accountable? October 31, 2018
The Secret Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump