• Director of First-Year Writing, Writing and Rhetoric Studies
  • Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies
  • Assistant Professor, University Writing Program, Writing and Rhetoric Studies


  • “Entextualizing and Contextualizing the Status Quo in Domestic Violence Discourse” . Conference Paper, Presented, 05/26/2022.
  • “Complicating the Rhetorical Situation with Narratives about Intimate Partner Violence” Rhetoric Society of America. May 2022 . Conference Paper, Presented, 05/26/2022.
  • Double-Narration in the Anglo-American Law of Evidence. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/2015.
  • Orderly Courtrooms and Recalcitrant Victims. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/2015.
  • “‘Why Does She Stay?’ Policing the Victim of Domestic Violence.” Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and Humanities. Washington, DC. March 2015. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/2015.
  • “Rhetorical Spontaneity in the U.S. Law of Evidence.” National Communication Association. Chicago, IL, November 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2014.
  • “Law as Rhizome and Legal Assemblages: Disrupting Positivity in Anglo-American Law.” Rhetoric Society of America. San Antonio, TX, May 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2014.
  • “Entextualizing Subjectivity: Mobilizing Social and Linguistic Ideologies in Legal Text Construction.” American Association of Applied Linguistics. Portland, OR, March 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2014.
  • “Constitutive Rhetoric in the US Law of Evidence: From Audience to Entextualization.” West Coast Legal Rhetoric Scholarship Workshop. Las Vegas, NV, November 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 09/2013.
  • “Law as Rhizome and Legal Assemblages: Disrupting Positivity in Anglo-American Law.” Rhetoric Society of America. San Antonio, TX, May 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 08/2013.
  • “Legal Others and Care: Domestic Violence and the Material Consequences of Law.” Western States Rhetoric & Literacy Conference. Salt Lake City, UT, October 2013. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 05/2013.
  • “Photographs, Witnesses and Bodies: Toward a Visual Rhetoric of Law.” (With Nathan Atkinson) Rhetoric Society of American, Philadelphia, PA, May 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2012.
  • “The Roll of Metadiscourse in Constitutive Rhetoric.” Rocky Mountain Communication Association Conference, Greeley, CO, April 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2012.
  • “Reliable Speech, Unreliable Speakers: The Legal Infantilization of Female Victims of Domestic Violence.” Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Las Vegas NV, March 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 03/2011.
  • “The Co-production of Texts and Contexts.” Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2010.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Philippines


  • Jennifer Andrus (2022). “Narrative Intersubjectivity: Voice and Connection in Stories About Intimate Partner Violence”. Storyworlds. Vol. 12. Published, 12/30/2022.
  • Jennifer Andrus (2022). “Indexicality and Ideology in Narratives about Intimate Partner Violence,”. Text & Talk. Published, 08/26/2022.
  • Jennifer Andrus (2022). “‘We Get That’: Narrative Indexicality and the Construction of Frustration in Police Stories about Domestic Violence Victim/Survivors”. Language in Society. 1-22. Published, 07/03/2022.
  • Jennifer Andrus (2020). Narratives of Domestic Violence: Policing, Identity, and Indexicality. Cambridge University Press. Published, 11/2020.
  • Jennifer Andrus (2020). Entextualizing and contextualizing the status quo in domestic violence narratives. Narrative Inquiry. Published, 03/2020.
  • Jennifer Andrus (2020). “Identity, self and other: The emergence of police and victim/survivor identities in domestic violence narratives.” . Discourse Studies. Published, 01/2020.
  • Entextualizing Domestic Violence: Language Ideology and Violence Against Women in the Anglo-American Hearsay Principle, Oxford University Press’s “Language and Law” series, 2015. Published, 02/05/2015.
  • “Victim Agency: Fractal Recursivity in the Language Ideology of the US Law of Evidence and Domestic Violence.” Language in Society, 41.5 (December 2012), 589-614. Published, 12/2012.
  • “Critical Discourse Analysis and Rhetoric/Composition.” (With Tom Huckin and Jen Clary-Lemon) College Composition and Communication, special issue on method, 64.1 (September 2012), 107-129. Published, 09/2012.
  • “Beyond texts in context: Recontextualization and the co-production of texts and contexts in the legal discourse, excited utterance exception to hearsay.” Discourse & Society 22.2 (March 2011). Published, 03/2011.
  • “Rhetorical Discourse Analysis.” The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, ed. Chapelle, C.A. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. Accepted, 02/2011.
  • “A Legal Discourse of Transparency: Discursive Agency and Domestic Violence in the Technical Discourse of the Excited Utterance Exception to Hearsay.” Technical Communication Quarterly 20.1 (January 2011): special issue on technical communication and law, co-edited by Mary Lay Schuster and Jessica Reyman. Published, 01/2011.
  • “The Development of an Artefactual Language Ideology: Historicizing the Metadiscourse of the Hearsay and the Excited Utterance Exception Rules in the Anglo-American Law of Evidence.” Language and Communication 29.4 (October 2009), 312-327. Published, 10/2009.