Jessica Sheffield
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Jessica Sheffield
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication


Sheffield, Jessica. "Theodore Roosevelt, 'Conservation as a National Duty' (13 May 1908." Voices of Democracy, vol. 5 (2010), pp. 89-109.
Sheffield, Jessica, and Elyse Merlo. “Biting Back: Twilight Anti-Fandom and the Rhetoric of Superiority.” In Bitten by Twilight: Youth Culture, Media, and the Vampire Saga, edited by Melissa Click, Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, and Lissa Behm-Morawitz. New York: Peter Lang, 2010.

Simpson, Scott, and Jessica Sheffield. “Neocolonialism, Technology, and Myth in the Stargate Universe.” In Sith, Slayers, Stargates, and Cyborgs: Modern Mythology in the New Millennium, edited by John Perlich and David Whitt, 73-98. New York: Peter Lang, 2007.

Research in Progress


“Sharing/Shaping Community: Virality’s Constitutive Rhetoric.” Accepted for publication in Equipment for (Digital) Living: Key Concepts in Digital Rhetoric , ed. Amber Davisson and Aaron Hess, in press.

“Cool for a Cause: The ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ as Viral Movement.” Final revisions for submission to the Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric.

“A Rhetorical History of the Stoneman Meadow Riot in Yosemite National Park, 1970.” Final revisions.

“Drama in the Delta: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta Park Controversy.” Draft.

“Higher, Faster, Further, More: The “Carol Corps’ Redefines Comics Fandom.” Data collection and draft.

Merced River Plan (Yosemite) project. Data collection and organization.


  • CA 260, Digital Writing and Production
  • CA 310, Persuasion
  • CA 360, Communication and the Internet 
  • CA 390, Special Topics in Propaganda
  • CA 390, London: Street and Studio (USA in the UK study abroad program - scheduled Summer 2016)
  • CA 422, Rhetorical Theory
  • CA 424, Rhetorical Criticism
  • CA 501, Qualitative Methods
  • CA 522, Rhetorical Theory
  • CA 524, Rhetorical Criticism
  • CA 560, Communication Technology