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Professor Robin Jensen presented keynote at Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium

Professor Robin Jensen offered the keynote lecture at the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium held Sept. 14-15, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati. Her talk was titled "Accounting for Scientific Attribution."  

The symposium focused on the rhm6theme "Theories and Practices for a New Field." Rhetoricians studying health and medicine gathered together to collaborate on the direction of their new field, the questions that need to be addressed, and ways to build better research collaborations inside and outside the field. Learn more about the symposiumhere.

Professor Jensen studies historical and contemporary discourses concerning health, science, sex, and gender. Much of her research, to date, focuses on the rhetoric of reproductive health as it plays out in the contexts of public sex education, (in)fertility, HIV/AIDS, and adolescent pregnancy. Her current research trajectory is dedicated to exploring the emergence, uses, and evolutions of chemical rhetoric among diverse disciplinary and lay communities in and over time. She is the author of Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term (2016; The Penn State University Press) and Dirty Words: The Rhetoric of Public Sex Education, 1870-1924 (2010; University of Illinois Press). In 2017, Infertility was awarded the Winans-Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address from the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Outstanding Book Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG). Dr. Jensen is also the recipient of NCA’s Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award and the New Investigator Award from NCA’s Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division.

Learn more about Professor Jensen and her research here
Last Updated: 9/20/21