Jacqueline Schiappa

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Dr. Jacqueline Schiappa (she/her/hers) holds a PhD in Rhetoric, Scientific and Technical Communication from the Department of Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Schiappa teaches courses across disciplines in the humanities, primarily teaching subjects in rhetoric, writing, and communication with focuses on civic agency and activism in public life. She also regularly teaches academic writing courses for multilingual and/or international students, developmental writers, and first generation students. She has earned several competitive teaching awards and research-based fellowships in academic settings, and consistently contributes to curriculum development, assessment, and training projects. Her most recent (2018) book chapter advocates "active" intersectional approaches to social movement organizing and activism. Schiappa's previous scholarly publications address intersectionality in the Slutwalk movement (2015), and the impact of multimodal hashtag campaigns in the networked counterpublic known as Black Twitter (2014).

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): Rhetoric, Scientific, and Technical Communication, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2016.
  • Masters of Arts (M.A.): Rhetoric, Philosophy, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 2009.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Communication Studies, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 2007.


  • First-Year Writing; Multimodality
  • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • Environmental Rhetoric
  • Public Speaking
  • Feminist Pedagogies
  • Social Media Activism
  • Social Movement Studies
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


  • We Can Ride Therapeutic Equestrian Program:
  • Red Hot Art & Music Festival: Social Media Coordinator , 2012 - 2014
  • Schiappa, Jacqueline J, L. Nickoson & K. Blair (2019). Assessing Intersectional Activism Through a Comparison of Two Slutwalks. Composing Feminist Interventions: Activism, Engagement, Praxis., 297-316. Link
  • 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.
  • First-Year Writing Excellent Teacher, 2013 - 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