Jennifer Mercieca

Dr. Jennifer Mercieca (@JenMercieca) is a historian of American political rhetoric. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. She writes about American political discourse, especially as it relates to citizenship, democracy, and the presidency.

Jennifer has published two books about political rhetoric: Founding Fictions (University of Alabama Press, 2010) and The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations: Establishing the Obama Presidency (Texas A&M University Press, 2014). A third book about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and demagoguery is due out in February 2020.  She has written about rhetoric and politics for The Conversation, Zocalo, USA Today,  The Huffington Post, Washington Post, and other major media outlets. She has been interviewed about rhetoric and politics by the BBC World News, NPR’s All Things Considered, NPR’s 1A, Diane Rehm, The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, Vice News, Australia’s ABC Radio, Slate, USA Today, and many other outlets throughout the United States and Worldwide.

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