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JJ Jones

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Chair

JJ Jones is a doctoral candidate in Communication & Information Sciences at the University of Alabama, where they specialize in queer rhetoric, bodies, intimacies, and digitality. Additionally, they hold a Master's degree in American Studies and a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, both focused in histories of gender and sexuality and human rights.


Their dissertation is focused on a rhetorical and cartographic analysis of domestic trans migration and anti-trans legislation in the U.S., particularly looking at the interstices of embodiment, citizenship, and the concept of “home” among the internally displaced.


Curriculum Vitae (CV): Download

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Nonprofit + Division Work

End-of-Life and Death Scholars (Nonprofit):

  • DEI Compliance and Accessibility 

  • DEI Research Lead Archivist 

National Communication Association's Death & Dying Division:

  • DEI facilitator 

Past Work:

  • Formerly, the Graduate Student Representative for the Death & Dying Division

Past Courses Taught:

  • AMS 102: Women in 80s and 90s Television

  • AMS 200: Feminist Television

  • AMS 222: Modern Gay America: Intro to LGBTQ Studies

  • AMS 300: LGBTQ Film and Television

  • AMS 333: Activist Art and Film

  • NCLT 313: Women in 80s and 90s TV (online asynchronous for distance learning students) 

  • COM 122: Critical Decision Making

  • SOC 101: Intro to Sociology

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