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Lecturer, Women's & Gender Studies and Communication Studies jennifer.rome@huskers.unl.edu (402) 472-2425 Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 325F

Jennifer Kruse's research interests include feminist health movements, rhetorics of motherhood, critical media studies, social movement and protest rhetorics, and feminist pedagogies.


WGS Courses

WMNS 101: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

WMNS 189H: Gender in Popular Culture and Social Movements

WMNS 201: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies

WMNS 210: Activism and Feminist Communities

WMNS 298H: Women, Leadership, and Power


Recent Publications

Kruse, J. M. (2020). Blogging wounded manhood: Negotiating hegemonic masculinity and the crisis of the male (in)fertile body. Women’s Studies in Communication.

Kruse, J. M. (Forthcoming 2021). "But this is supposed to be the happiest time of my life!: The neoliberal turn in women’s discourses of postpartum in Our Bodies, Ourselves.” In V. Renegar & K. Cole (Eds.), Beyond biology: The rhetoric of motherhood in the 21st century. University of Alabama Press.


Curriculum Vitae
Jennifer Kruse


Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Areas of Specialization

Rhetoric and Public Culture

Women's and Gender Studies