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B.A., English Language and Literature, U. Virginia
M.A., English Literature, Wake Forest U.
Andrew Jenkins is a transdisciplinary scholar whose research considers the material dimensions of language, and the relations between lived social realities, the signifying practices used to make sense of them, and the affective investments that contour these relations. He is trained in cultural rhetoric, critical literary theory, critical media studies—including formal film analysis—and ideological critique. His work investigates cultural rhetorics of science, medicine, and popular culture.
Andrew’s current research engages ‘The War on Drugs’ and its relation to practices and attitudes surrounding drugs and drug use in contemporary America. His manuscript, Cultures of the Drug: Language, Self, and Politics in Contemporary American Drugs Discourse, is a critical examination of the Opiate Crisis, Cannabis Legalization, and the Psychedelic Renaissance.