Research and Bio

Jean Retzinger

Interim Director & Lecturer, Ph.D., U. of Iowa
239 Evans Hall

Research Interests:  environmental communication, particularly agriculture & food issues in advertising, television, film, and digital media

Recent Publications:

“Empty Bellies/Empty Calories: Representing Hunger and Obesity.”  The Rhetoric of Food: Discourse, Materiality and Power. New York: Routledge, 2012.

“Eleven Miles South of Hollywood: Analyzing Narrative Strategies in The Garden.” Environmental Communication 5 (September 2011): 337-343.

“Spectacles of Labor: Viewing Food Production Through a Television Screen.”  Environmental Communication 4 (December 2010): 441-460.

“The Embodied Rhetoric of ‘Health’ from Farm Fields to Salad Bowls.”  Edible Ideologies: Representing Food and Meaning. Kathleen LeBesco and Peter Naccarato, eds.  Albany, NY: SUNY P., 2008: 149-78.


Courses Taught:  

    MS 103: Understanding Journalism (Spring)

Office Hours: 
PLEASE NOTE: I will be unavailable for advising on the following days: (ThF) 9/28-29 & (M) 10/2; (ThF)10/5-6; (M)10/9. Fall 2017 Advising Hours: Drop-in: MTWThF 10:30 - 12 Appointments: MTWThF 1 - 4 Please use the link under Research & Bio to make an advising appointment.