HHIVE Founding Director Jordynn Jack has been featured in the Discovery and Inspiration podcast series from the National Humanities Center. Her episode, “Training the Brain: Rhetoric, Neuropolicy, and Education,” explores how contemporary public rhetorical strategies have advanced the idea that we are “neurological subjects,” with identities located in and constructed through our cognitive abilities.
To listen to the whole podcast, follow the link here: https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/jordynn-jack-training-the-brain-rhetoric-neuropolicy-and-education/
Jordynn Jack is Chi Omega Term Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she teaches courses in rhetorical theory, rhetoric of science, women’s rhetorics, writing in the natural sciences, and composition. Her scholarly work focuses on the rhetoric of science and technology, women’s rhetorics, and genre. She is the author of Science on the Home Front: American Women Scientists in World War II (University of Illinois Press, 2009) and Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks (University of IllinoisPress, 2014), How Writing Works (Oxford, 2016), Raveling the Brain: Toward a Transdisciplinary Neurorhetoric (Ohio State University Press, 2019), and two edited collections, Neurorhetorics (Routledge, 2012) and Retellings: Opportunities for Feminist Research in Rhetoric and Composition Studies (2019). Her articles have appeared in PMLA, College English, College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Rhetoric Review, Quarterly Journal of Speech, and Women’s Studies in Communication.