Jennifer Sano-Franchini

Jennifer Sano-Franchini

Jennifer Sano-Franchini

Assistant Professor


408 Shanks Hall 
180 Turner Street, NW 
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061


(540) 231-6918


Department Membership



  • Cultural Rhetorics
  • Asian American Rhetoric
  • Information Design
  • Computers and Writing
  • Digital Rhetoric

Professional Activities

  • Co-Chair, CCCC Asian/Asian American Caucus
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • Association for Teachers of Technical Writing
  • Women in Technical Communication
  • Rhetoric Society of America


  • Ph.D. Michigan State University
  • M.A. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • B.A University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    XCaliber Award for Exceptional Contributions to Technology-Enriched Teaching and Learning, 2015

    Selected Publications


    Sano-Franchini, Jennifer. (2015). “Cultural Rhetorics and the Digital Humanities: Toward Cultural Reflexivity in Digital Making.” Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. Eds. Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson. University of Chicago Press. 

    Sano-Franchini, Jennifer, Robyn Tasaka, and Lehua Ledbetter. (2014). “Toward a Reflexive Approach to Remix, or, What Hawai‘i Creole English and Tourism Can Teach Us About Copyright.” Cultures of Copyright: Contemporary Intellectual Property. Eds. Dànielle Nicole DeVoss and Martine Courant Rife. Peter Lang International Academic Publishers. 226-242.

    Sano-Franchini, Jennifer, Donnie Sackey, and Stacey Pigg. (2011). “Methodological Dwellings: A Search for Feminisms in Rhetoric and Composition.” Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, 1(2), 1-9.

    Sano-Franchini, Jennifer Lee. (2010). “Intellectual Property and the Cultures of BitTorrent Communities.” Computers and Composition: An International Journal, 27(3), 202-210.