Publications

Publications–Books

Jensen, R. E. (2016). Infertility: Tracing the history of a transformative term. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press.

Jensen, R. E. (2010). Dirty words: The rhetoric of public sex education, 1870-1924. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Publications–Journal Articles

Jensen, R. E., Maison, K., Mann, B. W., Krall, M. A., & Parks, M. M. (2019) Medicalization’s communicative infrastructure: Seventy years of “brain chemistry” in the New York Times. Health Communication. doi:10.1080/10410236.2019.1673951

Jensen, R. E., Parks, M. M., Mann, B. W., Maison, K., & Krall, M. A. (2019). Mapping Nature’s scientist: The posthumous demarcation of Rosalind Franklin and her crystallographic data. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 105, 297-318. doi:10.1080/00335630.2019.1629000

Jensen, R. E., Martins, N., & Parks, M. M. (2018). Public perception of female fertility: Initial fertility, peak fertility, and age-related infertility among U.S. adults. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47, 1507-1516. doi:10.1007/s10508-018-1197-4

Jensen, R. E., & Blumling, A. N. (2018). Justifying an ideal first pregnancy age: Vernacular science knowledge and the facilitation of lay argument. Public Understanding of Science, 27, 325-337. doi:10.1177/0963662517727673

King, A. S., Jensen, R. E., Jones, C., & McCarthy, M. J. (2018). Occupational stigma communication: The anticipatory socialization of sex educators. Health Communication, 33, 1401-1409. doi:10.1080/10410236.2017.1353867

Williams, E. A., & Jensen, R. E. (2016). Conflicted identification in the sex education classroom: Balancing professional values with organizational mandates. Qualitative Health Research, 26, 1574-1586.

Jensen, R. E. (2015). An ecological turn in rhetoric of health scholarship: Attending to the historical flow and percolation of ideas, assumptions, and arguments. Communication Quarterly, 63, 522-526.

Jensen, R. E. (2015). Improving upon nature: The rhetorical ecology of chemical language, reproductive endocrinology, and the medicalization of infertility. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 101, 329-353.

Jensen, R. E. (2015). From barren to sterile: The evolution of a mixed metaphor. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 45, 25-46.

Jones, C., Jensen, R. E., & King, A. S. (2014). Future sex educator perceptions of rural verses urban instruction: A case for community-centered sexual health education. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 9, 464-484.

Martins, N., & Jensen, R. E. (2014). The relationship between ‘teen mom’ reality programming and teenagers’ beliefs about teen parenthood. Mass Communication and Society, 17, 830-852.

Carrion, M., & Jensen, R. E. (2014). Curricular decision-making among public school sex educators. Sex Education, 14, 623-634.

Doss, E. F., & Jensen, R. E. (2013). Balancing mystery and identification: Dolores Huerta’s shifting transcendent persona. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 99, 481-506.

Jensen, R. E., & King, A. S. (2012). The authoritative metaphor and social change: Surgeon General C. Everett Koop’s direct mailer, “Understanding AIDS.” Health Communication, 28, 592-602.

Jensen, R. E., Christy, K., Gettings, P., & Lareau, L. (2013). Interview and focus group research: A content analysis of scholarship published in ranked journals. Communication Methods and Measures, 7, 126-133.

Jensen, R. E. (2012). Sex education and self-efficacy: Toward a taxonomy of enactive mastery experiences. Health Education & Behavior, 39, 259-267.

Jensen, R. E., Williams, E. A., Holyoak, I. C., & Shorter, S. (2012). HIV/AIDS in Botswana: President Festus G. Mogae’s Narrative of Secular Conversion. Health Communication, 27, 19-29.

Jensen, R. E., Doss, E. F., & Ivic, R. (2011). Metaphorical invention in early photojournalism: New York Times coverage of the 1876 Brooklyn Theater fire and the 1911 Shirtwaist Factory fire. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 28, 334-352.

Bute, J. J., & Jensen, R. E. (2011). Narrative sense-making and time lapse: Interviews with low-income women about sex education. Communication Monographs, 78, 212-232.

Jensen, R. E. (2010). A content analysis of youth sexualized language and imagery in adult film packaging, 1995-2007.  Journal of Children and Media, 4, 371-386.

Jensen, R. E., & Bute, J. J. (2010). Fertility-related perceptions and behaviors among low-income women: Injunctive norms, sanctions, and the assumption of choice. Qualitative Health Research, 20, 1573-1584.

Bute, J. J., & Jensen, R. E. (2010). Low-income women describe fertility-related expectations: Descriptive norms, injunctive norms, and behavior. Health Communication, 25, 681-691.

Jensen, R. E., Doss, E. F., Janssen, C. I., & Bower, S. A. (2010). Theorizing the transcendent persona: Amelia Earhart’s vision in The Fun of It. Communication Theory, 20, 1-20.

Jensen, R. E. (2008). Sexual polysemy: The discursive ground of talk about sex and education in U.S. history. Communication, Culture & Critique, 1, 396-415.

Jensen, R. E. (2007). Using science to argue for sexual education in U.S. public schools: Ella Flagg Young and the 1913 “Chicago Experiment.Science Communication, 29, 217-241.

Rintamaki, L. S., Kosenko, K. A., Scott, A. M., & Jensen, R. E. (2007). Patient perceptions of HIV stigma in healthcare contexts. AIDS Patient Care & STDs, 21, 956-969.

Jensen, R. E., & Jensen, J. D. (2007). Entertainment media and sexual health: A content analysis of sexual talk, behavior, and risks in a popular television series. Sex Roles, 56, 275-284.

Jensen, R. E. (2005). The eating disordered lifestyle: Imagetexts and the performance of similitude. Argumentation and Advocacy, 42, 1-18.

Publications–Book Chapters

Singer, S., Bloom-Pojar, R., Dubriwny, T., Kinney, T., McFarlane, M. Murawski, C., Stockwell, J., & Jensen R. E. (2018). Reevaluating our commitments: Intersectionality, interdisciplinarity, and the future of feminist rhetoric. In J. Rice, & C. Graham (Eds.), Rhetoric’s Change. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.

Jensen, R. E. (2015). Rhetoric of risk. In H. Cho, T. Reimer, & K. A. McComas (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Risk Communication (pp. 86-98). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Publications–Review Essays

Jensen, R. E. (2008). Women’s rhetoric in history: A process-oriented turn and continued recovery. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 94, 100-112.

Publications–Book Reviews

Jensen, R. E. (2019). [Review of the book Reimagining Advocacy: Rhetorical Education in the Legal Clinic]. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 105, 235-239.

Jensen, R. E. (2016). [Review of the book A Question of Sex: Feminism, Rhetoric, and Differences That Matter]. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 102, 307-332. doi:10.1080/00335630.2016.1192247

Jensen, R. E. (2014). [Review of the book Women and Rhetoric Between the Wars]. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 44, 103-106.

Jensen, R. E. (2013). [Review of the book Evolutionary Rhetoric: Sex, Science, and Free Love in Nineteenth-Century Feminism]. International Journal of Communication, 7, 1511-1513.

Jensen, R. E. (2013). Literacy as preventative: Targeting adolescents via progressive era sexual-health texts. [Review of the book What Adolescents Ought to Know: Sexual Health Texts in Early Twentieth-Century America]. Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 12, 428-430.

Jensen, R. E. (2005). [Review of the book The Politics of American Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot]. Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 8, 501-504.

Jensen, R. E. (2004). [Review of the book FDR and Fear Itself: The First Inaugural Address]. Argumentation and Advocacy, 40, 200-202.

Links to Interviews and Discussion of my Work

Interviewee                                         Beat Infertility [podcast]                                                May 2018

Interviewee                                         Waiting for Babies [podcast]                                        May 2018

Invited Author                                    Vibrant Voices of Public Address                                 Sept. 2012

Invited Author                                    Communication Currents, vol. 6                                   Dec. 2011

Invited Author                                    Communication Currents, vol. 6                                  June 2011

Interviewee                                        The Critical Lede [podcast]                                           Jan. 2011