Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: History of rhetoric; feminist rhetorical theory; the teaching of writing.
Office:Fay 102
Phone:(585) 385-8214
Jill Swiencicki

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  • Ph.D. in English, Miami University
  • M.A. in English, Syracuse University
  • B.A. cum laude in English, Mount Holyoke College

Recent Publications:

  • Brokering Reproductive Justice: Solidarity Rhetoric in Senator Wendy Davis’s Texas Filibuster, Inclusive Aims: Rhetoric’s Role in Reproductive Justice, forthcoming 2024.
  • Writing as Memory Work: Teaching the Civic Deliberations over Monument Removals, Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments, January 2022. Co-authored with Barbara Lowe.
  • Rhetorics of Invitation and Refusal in Terry Tempest Williams’s 'The Open Space of Democracy,' Inviting Understanding: A Portrait of Invitational Rhetoric, 2020. Reprint.
  • Seneca Falls, Strategic Mythmaking, and a Feminist Politics of Relation,” Feminist Connections: Rhetorical Strategies from the Suffragists to the Cyberfeminists, 2020. Co-authored with Maria Brandt, Barbara LeSavoy, and Deborah Uman. Honorable Mention, Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award, 2022.
  • ‘Consent Trumps Everything’: The Clothesline Art Project and the Election Politics of Sexual Assault,” Crafting Dissent: Handicraft as Protest from the American Revolution to the Pussyhats, 2019. Co-authored with Shannon DeHoff. 
  • Rhetorics of Invitation and Refusal in Terry Tempest Williams’s The Open Space of Democracy, Women’s Studies in Communication, June 2015.