Dr. Hillary A. Jones
California State University, Fresno
Department of Communication
5201 North Maple Ave, Mail Stop SA 46
Fresno, CA 93740-8027
Position: Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Adviser
Education: Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Interests: Rhetoric of Digital and New Media, Posthumanism, Rhetorical Criticism, Visual Rhetoric and Culture, and Rhetorical and Critical Theory
Dr. Hillary A. Jones teaches core courses in rhetoric, including theory and criticism, and courses drawing on her particular areas of expertise, including visual rhetoric and culture and the rhetorics of new and digital media.
Dr. Jones’s research employs rhetorical criticism and critical theory to illuminate the social justice possibilities and constraints of digital media and of speculative and science fiction texts (both on the screen on and on the page). Her research has appeared in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Southern Communication Journal, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Communication, Culture, and Critique, and edited collections about rhetoric and media. She co-edited the forthcoming fifth edition of Readings in Rhetorical Criticism. With her most current research, Dr. Jones is exploring buycotting apps and posthumanism and feminisms in science fiction television.
Dr. Jones is a member of ΦΒΚ (Phi Beta Kappa) and ΛΠΗ (Lamdba Pi Eta), and she is active in numerous professional organizations, including the Rhetoric Society of America, the National Communication Association, Western States Communication Association, and the Organization for Research on Women in Communication.