Jennifer L. Borda

Department Chair, Communication

Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3079
Office: Communication, Horton SSC Rm 151A, Durham, NH 03824
Jennifer Borda


  • Ph.D., Speech/Theater Education, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., Speech/Theater Education, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., Communications, Villanova University

Research Interests

  • Film analysis
  • Social protest

Courses Taught

  • CMN 456: Propaganda and Persuasion
  • CMN 505: Analysis of Popular Culture
  • CMN 575: Research Practicum
  • CMN 599: Internship
  • CMN 697: Seminar in Rhetorical Study
  • CMN 703: Seminar in Rhetorical Theory
  • CMN 757: American Public Address

Selected Publications

Laughing Through Our Tears: Rhetorical Tensions in Roger & Me. (2013). Retrieved from

Cultivating Community Within the Commercial Marketplace: Blurred Boundaries in the ‘Mommy’ Blogosphere (2013). Retrieved from

Borda, J. L. (2010). Working-class Women, Protofeminist Performance, and Resistant Ruptures in the Movie Musical The Pajama Game. Text and Performance Quarterly, 30(3), 227-246. doi:10.1080/10462937.2010.483287

Borda, J. L. (2009). Negotiating Feminist Politics in the Third Wave: Labor Struggle and Solidarity in Live Nude Girls Unite!. Communication Quarterly, 57(2), 117-135. doi:10.1080/01463370902880462

Borda, J. L. (2008). Documentary Dialectics or Dogmatism? Fahrenhype 9/11, Celsius 41.11, and the New Politics of Documentary Film. In The Rhetoric of New Political Documentary (pp. 54-77). Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP.

Borda, J. L. (2005). Feminist Critique and Cinematic Counterhistory in the Documentary With Babies and Banners. Women's Studies in Communication, 28(2), 157-182. doi:10.1080/07491409.2005.10162490

Borda, J. L. (2002). The woman suffrage parades of 1910–1913: Possibilities and limitations of an early feminist rhetorical strategy. Western Journal of Communication, 66(1), 25-52. doi:10.1080/10570310209374724

Most Cited Publications