Robin Jensen awarded the NCA Golden Anniversary Monograph Award
Dr. Robin E. Jensen has been recognized with the 2023 Golden Anniversary Monograph Award for the article, “Re-envisioning Fertility Science: From J. Marion Sims’s Invasive Gynecology to Sophia Kleegman’s 'Conservative Surgery' Hermeneutic,” published in Quarterly Journal of Speech in 2022. The Golden Anniversary Monograph Award is presented by the National Communication Association to the most outstanding scholarly monograph published during the previous calendar year.
Dr. Jensen’s essay offers a critical-comparative analysis of Dr. J. Marion Sims’s mid-to-late-nineteenth-century medical publications and Dr. Sophia Kleegman’s mid-twentieth-century medical publications to highlight the differing pedagogies within the history of U.S. gynecology. This essay explores the discursive means by which ingrained trajectories of medical knowledge and practice have been re-envisioned and recalibrated in U.S. history. As mentioned by Dr. Jensen, “this research illustrates the unparalleled value of rhetorical history as an approach that is uniquely capable of addressing questions about why and how contemporary problems of inequity, harm, and injustice persist.”