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Jen Schneider

Boise State University

Based in

United States
North America

Jen Schneider is Associate Dean of the College of Innovation and Design at Boise State University, where she is also a Professor of Public Policy and Administration. She studies the communication of science and technological controversies, with a special focus on the rhetoric of energy transitions and climate change and constructions of expertise. She also works as a public engagement specialist. Jen teaches courses in energy and environmental policy and cultures, qualitative methods, and public engagement. Her co-authored book “Under Pressure: Coal Industry Rhetoric and Neoliberalism” won a book of the year award from the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States

Focus areas of expertise

Social movements

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Jen Schneider & Jennifer Peeples. Forthcoming. “Energy dominance.” In Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy, Routledge (Forthcoming).

Jen Schneider, Pete Bsumek, Steve Schwarze, & Jennifer Peeples. 2018. “Under Pressure: Coal Industry Rhetoric and Neoliberalism,” Palgrave Macmillan (2018).

Jen Schneider & Jennifer Peeples. 2018. “The energy covenant: Dominance and the rhetoric of the aggrieved,” Frontiers in Communication: Science and Environmental Communication (February 2018).

Jennifer Peeples, Steve Schwarze, Peter K. Bsumek, & Jen Schneider. 2014. “Industrial Apocalyptic: Neoliberalism, Coal, and the Burlesque Frame,” Rhetoric and Public Affairs (June 2014).

Peter K. Bsumek, Jen Schneider, Steve Schwarze, & Jennifer Peeples. 2014. “Corporate Ventriloquism: Corporate Advocacy, the Coal Industry, and the Appropriation of Voice,” Voice and Environmental Communication, Palgrave Macmillan (January 2014).