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Jessica Livingston

Associate Professor of English

Dr. Jessica Livingston teaches English, with expertise in American studies, contemporary literature, engineering communication, and film studies. She has helped students in a Documentary Film class produce several short documentaries. Dr. Livingston co-wrote The Engineering Communication Manual to help engineering students develop their technical communication skills and is a member of the Grand Challenges Group, which works to incorporate the National Academy of Engineering͛s 14 Grand Challenges into classes and activities on campus. Dr. Livingston also advises the Fancy Tea-Time Society student organization.

Teaching Interests

  • Engineering communication
  • Film studies
  • Gender studies

Research Experiences

  • Engineering communication pedagogy
  • Representations of gender and labor
  • Cultural narratives of work in a global economy

Publications & Presentations

  • House, R., Layton, R, Livingston, J., and Moseley, S., The Engineering Communication Manual, Oxford University Press, 2016
  • House, R., Livingston, J., Summers, S., and Watt, A., “Elevator Pitches, Crowdfunding, and the Rhetorical Politics of Entrepreneurship,” IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, Austin, Texas, 2016
  • “Exit From the Gift Shop as a Documentary About the Documentary Genre,” Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2015
  • House, R., Layton, R., Livingston, J., and Moseley, S., “Engineering Ethos in Environmental Public Policy Deliberation,” IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, Pittsburgh, 2014
  • Carvill, C., House, R., Livingston, J., Watt, A., and Williams, J., “The Grandest Challenge: Models for Communication Development in Technical Communication,” ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, 2014
  • The False Choices of Global Capital in the films of Laurent Cantet,” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, 53, 2011
  • “The Crisis of “A Man’s Man: Neoliberal Ideology in Continental Drift,” Journal of American Culture, 34.3, 2011

Awards & Honors

  • James M. Lufkin Award, Best Paper, International Professional Communication Conference, 2014

Academic Degrees

  • BA, University of Georgia, 1997
  • MA, University of Kentucky, 2001
  • PhD, University of Florida, 2007