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Jeanetta Mohlke-Hill

Ph.D. Student
She/Her/Hers
Office: Bessey 273
Email: mohlkehi@msu.edu
Website: jeanettamohlkehill.com

Research Areas

Marginalized Communities, Cultural Discourse, Social Justice and Pedagogy

Profile

Jeanetta Mohlke-Hill (she/her/hers) earned her BA from the University of Toledo in Women’s and Gender Studies and MA from Bowling Green State University in Spanish. Influenced by her foundation in feminist praxis and translingual pedagogies, her work explores the rhetorical practices of marginalized communities and the way they resist and dismantle dominant cultural discourse and systems of power. Her master’s capstone explores the transformative discourse in protest graffiti that emerged in Oaxaca, Mexico after the teachers’ strikes in 2006 and continues to flourish in the city streets today. Furthermore, she seeks to use her scholarship to create spaces and facilitate opportunities for students to experience the power of crafting their voices and narratives for both personal and social liberation. During her doctoral studies, Jeanetta hopes to explore the intersections between social justice work and pedagogy in the classroom and help students do the same. Before beginning her path in Rhetoric & Writing, she was a college Spanish instructor, an advocate for the children of migrant farmworkers in Kentucky public schools, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. In her free time, Jeanetta enjoys going to see live music, half-completing quilting projects, caring for her plants, traveling, and hiking remote trails.

Education

M.A. in Spanish, Bowling Green State University

B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Toledo

Sample Courses Taught

WRA101: Writing as Inquiry