Jessica Kurr is a scholar of rhetoric and a postdoctoral teaching associate in the Communication Studies Department at Northeastern University. She primarily writes about the interaction between individuals and institutions with a focus on politics, economics, and LGBTQ issues. Her current book project, When the Fed Speaks, examines the rhetorical strategies used by a succession of prominent Federal Reserve chairs to position the central bank as an authoritative, nonpartisan voice at the center of major economic debates.

Her current research focus includes her book project on the rhetorical Fed, a series of essays on the digital presidency, and multiple projects on civic education, highlighted by her co-edited volume Speech & Debate as Civic Education (Penn State Press, 2017).

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