Rebecca Mercado-Thornton

Dr. Rebecca Mercado Jones

Assistant Professor of Communication


Office:  305 Wilson
Phone: (248) 370-2514
Email:  rebeccajones@oakland.edu
 
Dr. Rebecca Mercado Jones specializes in critical/cultural communication. Her research focuses on how economic, political, and geographical encroachments influence the way women narrate their life course. She uses ethnographic and life history interviewing research methods to understand how women speak about home, identity, and embodiment in a variety of cultural contexts. She teaches courses such as Multicultural Communication, Introduction to Communication Studies, Performance Communication, Family Communication, and Cultural Theory.
 
Dr. Mercado Jones completed her undergraduate education at Central Michigan University, where she was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. She obtained a master’s degree in Communication Theory and Research, a Women and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate, and doctorate specializing in Rhetoric and Public Culture from Ohio University.  When she is not doing “school” work, she likes to write, travel, read, dance salsa/meregue/bachata, and laugh with her family.