JWU College of Arts & Sciences

Jennifer Brouillard

Senior writer-editor, grammar guru, autism awareness advocate, aspiring novelist.

Recent Posts by Jennifer Brouillard:

Politics, Race + Gender in Media Before, Between and Beyond Election 2016

 

Television journalists Steph Machado, from WPRI, and Michelle San Miguel, from NBC10 Providence, were on campus to discuss the role of politics, race and gender in media as part of the Media & Politics Café series, a joint initiative to engage students in the Political Science, Media & Communication Studies, Psychology and Sociology programs. The event focused on the pair’s experiences in a world of growing media distrust, and highlighted the best ways for students to report news and consume media.

Topics: Providence Political Science

The Natural Observer: Exploring Sociology with Jessica Sherwood

Jessica Sherwood, Ph.D., an associate professor in social sciences, came to JWU in 2012 and helped launch JWU’s Sociology bachelor’s degree program in 2017. A former executive officer of Sociologists for Women in Society, she wrote the book “Wealth, Whiteness, and the Matrix of Privilege: The View from the Country Club,” which Oxford Journals describes as “valuable insight into some of the ways that privilege is maintained and protected at both social and structural levels.”

Topics: Arts & Sciences sociology

The World as Your Lab: Science Writing with Avory Brookins

When you picture a career in science, you may think of people in lab coats hovering over Bunsen burners and microscopes. But science careers are so much more varied than that.

This was the message of Avory Brookins, an environmental reporter with The Public’s Radio (formerly Rhode Island Public Radio). She spoke recently to students majoring in Biology, Health Science, and Media & Communication Studies about “Life Outside the Lab: Where Science Meets Journalism.”

Topics: Media Studies Providence Biology