Jacqueline Schiappa

Jacqueline Schiappa is a graduate instructor and doctoral candidate in Rhetoric, Scientific and Technical Communication at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Jacqueline has received several competitive teaching awards and research-based fellowships in an R1 academic setting. Her doctoral work is grounded in rhetorical and feminist theories, and her dissertation explores connections between rhetorical strategies and social media activism. Specifically, her research examines how feminist and anti-racist Twitter communities function as/in public spheres.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Communication Studies, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 2007.
  • Masters of Arts (M.A.): Rhetoric, Philosophy, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 2009.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) In Progress: Rhetoric, Scientific, and Technical Communication, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009-Present.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Feminist Pedagogies
  • Feminist Theory
  • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • Social Media Activism
  • First-Year Writing; Multimodality
  • Social Movement Studies
  • Environmental Rhetoric
  • interpersonal communication
  • Public Speaking
Courses Taught
  • Fundamentals of Human Communication
  • University Writing
  • Scientific and Technical Presentations
  • Blood, Bodies and Science (TA)
  • Sustainable People, Sustainable Planet (TA)
  • Feminist Film Studies
  • Environmental Rhetoric
  • Public Discourse
  • Public Speaking
  • University Writing for Non-Native English Speakers
Research & Professional Activities


  • Womens Prison Book Project:
  • We Can Ride Therapeutic Equestrian Program:
  • SlutWalk Minneapolis: Campus Outreach, 2011 - 2012
  • Red Hot Art & Music Festival: Social Media Coordinator , 2012 - 2014
  • Practicing Intersectionality: Re- examining ‘Third - Wave’ Perspectives on Exclusion and White Supremacy in Slutwalk.: Schiappa, Jacqueline, A. O'Reilly & M. Friedman, Demeter Press, This is what a Feminist Slut looks like': Perspectives on the Slutwalk Movement, 2014.
  • Review of Wendy Hayden's Evolutionary Rhetoric: Sex, Science, and Free Love in Nineteenth-Century Feminism: Schiappa, Jacqueline, Composition Studies, 41(2) 126-129, 2013. Link
  • #IfTheyGunnedMeDown: The Necessity of ‘Black Twitter’ and Hashtags in the Age of Ferguson : Schiappa, Jacqueline, ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics, and Consciousness, 9 1-33, 2014.
  • Department of Writing Studies Graduate Teaching Excellence Award
  • James I. Brown Fund Award Recipient , Summer 2010
  • Department of Writing Studies First Year Writing Outstanding Instructor , 2010 - 2011
  • Council of Graduate Students Travel Award, 2012
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship (GRPP), College of Liberal Arts
  • First-Year Writing Excellent Teacher, 2013 - 2014